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D43 Wits-UNC Partnership: Expanding Capacity in HIV Implementation Science in South Africa

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Rationale

Despite significant progress in expanding antiretroviral therapy (ART) and HIV prevention like PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis), South Africa (SA) remains a focal point of the global HIV epidemic. While there have been reductions in HIV incidence and mortality, challenges persist in effectively implementing HIV prevention and care, posing a major obstacle to achieving the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals. High-burden countries such as SA must discover more efficient methods to enhance program accessibility and performance, particularly among key populations. Implementation Science (IS) strategies play a crucial role in identifying obstacles and enablers within interventions, enabling evidence-based adjustments to enhance implementation and outcomes. Therefore, investing in IS research and building research capacity is essential for optimizing HIV and TB prevention and control strategies in South Africa

Investigators

  • Prof Sinead Delany-Moretlwe

Latest Update

March 2024

For more details about PURPOSE 1 please emailĀ rhicomms@wrhi.ac.za

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