Women and children in Africa

MIHPSA

A core activity of the Consortium is to coordinate the Modelling to Inform HIV Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa (MIHPSA) Collaboration in collaboration with the East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) Health Community. The overarching aim of the proposed collaboration is to pool insights from multiple models with close engagement from stakeholders in order to inform the future design of country HIV programmes in African countries, with Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa as particular examples.  This will move us towards alignment of thinking of multiple stakeholders on future programme design and enhance the use of modelling to inform such design.

In Malawi, the project is co-led by the Ministry of Health, National AIDS Commission and the HIV Modelling Consortium.   It is co-ordinated on the modelling side by Debra tenBrink (Optima model, Burnet Institute) and Carel Pretorius (Goals model, Avenir Health).

In Zimbabwe, the project is co-led by the Ministry of Health and Child Care, National AIDS Commission and the HIV Modelling Consortium.   It is co-ordinated on the modelling side by Isaac Taramusi (NAC and Avenir Health) and Valentina Cambiano (HIV Synthesis model, UCL), 

In South Africa, the project is co-led by the National Department of Health and the HIV Modelling Consortium.  It is co-ordinated on the modelling side by Leigh Johnson (Thembisa model, UCT) and Edinah Mudimu (EMOD, U of South Africa).