Launch of the IeDEA Treat All Dashboard, with data and metrics for IeDEA sites in sub-Saharan Africa

IeDEA is excited to share news of the launch of the IeDEA Treat All Dashboard, which aims to disseminate data on spatial and temporal trends related to patient enrollment in HIV care, timely treatment initiation, and viral load suppression at HIV clinics in Central, East, Southern and West Africa that participate in IeDEA. The Dashboard also displays metrics related to CD4 testing and CD4 cell count at care enrollment.

Interactive features enable users to view metrics for and within each IeDEA region, stratify data by sex and age group, and assess the precision of certain estimates with the display of 95% confidence intervals and interquartile ranges.

We hope the IeDEA Treat All Dashboard will be a useful resource for IeDEA partners involved in the local, national and international response to the HIV epidemic, as well as a broad array of researchers and decision-makers.

Visit the IeDEA Treat All Dashboard.

MeSH Webinar Series: Fixing the leaks in the 95-95-95 Cascade: A case study for recent infection surveillance data use in Namibia

During this second part of the MeSH Webinar series, Ndeshi Conteh and Susie Welty from the University of Carolina, San Francisco will present a case study for recent infection surveillance data use from Namibia.

Date & time: 15th of September 12:00-13:00 BST
Zoom link: https://lshtm.zoom.us/j/91740624491

For more information, visit the MeSH Website. 

 

The Lancet “HIV and Healthy Longevity” Summit: Abstract deadline October 15, 2021

The Lancet HIV and The Lancet Healthy Longevity journals are hosting a two-day virtual meeting (Feb 24–25, 2022) on the intersection of the two fields of interest (the “HIV and Healthy Longevity” Summit). The meeting will be a series of high-level talks reviewing key topics and oral presentations (from abstract submissions) of relevant research.

For more information visit the Summit website.

25th August: Start of new MeSH Webinar Series on Strengthening Routine HIV Data

A new Webinar Series from MeSH on Strengthening Routine HIV Data will start on 25th August. The first talk will take place on 25th August, 12:00-13:00h BST and is looking into “Understanding the Transition Period into Sex Work and Service Access Gaps Among Young Women Who Sell Sex, and its Implications for HIV Programming.”

The series of webinars are running from August to November and focus on the work of brilliant women in the HIV field. They will discuss their contributions to strengthening the understanding, collection, analysis, and use of routine HIV data towards the aim of accelerating and tracking HIV decline in sub-Saharan Africa. Each webinar will be a live with 20-30 minutes of presentation, followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion with the audience.

For more information visit the MeSH website.

AREF Essential Grant Writing Course – Application deadline 20th August

During the weeks of 11 October and 15 November 2021, AREF are hosting an Essential Grant Writing Workshop for African health researchers from selected African countries.

The aim of this workshop is to enable talented early-career health- and health-related researchers to build skills to develop their own research and fellowship proposals of the quality required to win competitive international, regional, and national funding.

For more information and to find out about eligibility, please visit their website. Deadline to apply for this workshop is Friday 20 August. 

Funding for Training in mathematical modelling

The HIV Modelling Consortium will fund two candidates who are based in sub-Saharan Africa to attend a two-week online training course in mathematical modelling.

The course is aimed at policy-makers, public health professionals, academic researchers or anyone who needs to develop, use or interpret mathematical modelling for public health decision-making. Only a very basic mathematical ability is required to attend. The course runs from 6th-15th Sept 2021 and is organised by Imperial College London. More details are provided here: https://www.infectiousdiseasemodels.org.

 

HIV services in sub-Saharan Africa: the greatest gap is men

Morna Cornell and Leigh Johnson of IeDEA-SA recently co-authored an invited Comment for The Lancet to mark the 40th anniversary of the first cases of AIDS. Focusing on eastern and southern Africa, the epicentre of the pandemic, they noted the remarkable progress in access to HIV testing and care in sub-Saharan Africa, largely driven by activism and advocacy. They highlighted persistent gender disparities across the HIV continuum, with heterosexual men – particularly those aged 35-49 years – the largest unaddressed gap in HIV services.

The complete comment can be accessed here.