EHPSA Critical Reviews, Cluster 1 – Cross Cutting Topics
EHPSA supports more effective and efficient HIV prevention through generating evidence of what works and why in African countries with HIV prevalence levels greater than 10%, and through effectively disseminating this evidence to policy makers, planners and implementers to ensure the development of evidence informed policies and programmes. EHPSA is aligned with the Fast Track strategy to end AIDS by 2030 (UNAIDS 2014). In particular, it seek to support its devotion to use evidence to optimize HIV prevention programmes through a recognition of the rights and needs of key populations that have been left behind the gains made in HIV prevention and treatment efforts amongst the general population. Most vulnerable groups such as LGBT, prisoners, adolescent, sex workers, people who inject drug etc. are targeted by EHPSA and a human rights based approach to HIV prevention is applied.
The reviews will provide a baseline study and track of progress during the next three years within the areas:
1) Resource allocations for HIV prevention,
2) National research priorities and
3) Civil Society Action for Rights-Based Policy and Programming.
The assignment includes research on young people and SRHR, HIV and Aids, Contraception, LGBTI rights issues, health equity incl. Social determinants of health, Inequities in health and ill-health, multisectorial approaches and policies to prevention, Civil Society organizations.