2012; Multi-country; DFID
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) required support to help develop a business case for a new regional HIV prevention programme in Southern Africa.
The programme intended to build regional consensus around methods of HIV prevention that have proven effectiveness. The intended outcome of the programme is the reduction of HIV incidence in a region which holds the epicentre of the HIV epidemic, and has the highest HIV burden worldwide.
Itad led a team to carry out this work with the objective of: (a) providing data and information for DFID and partners on noteworthy HIV prevention methods and programmes implemented in Southern Africa; and (b) developing options for a business case of a regional HIV prevention programme for Southern Africa. Activities included: reviewing national strategies and reports; conducting interviews with regional, national and sub-national decision makers; conducting workshops with various stakeholders; reviewing Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Swaziland and South Africa’s country assessments of their health systems to deliver HIV prevention methods; and modelling the potential cost savings and improved Value for Money considerations associated with the proposed options.
The team produced a detailed technical report on options for engagement which was used as a primary input into business case development for this project.Image © Child Support Groups. Photo Credit: DFID/Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation