The Independent Review Panel is responsible for selecting eligible research proposals; quality assuring research design and methodology; reviewing progress and results of research and advising on publication and dissemination of findings. It is composed of a team of senior independent researchers with a background in HIV prevention research.
A regional programme requires a strong board composed of influential partners in the region. The EHPSA Advisory Board is convened and chaired by UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa. It is composed of representatives of Ministries of Health, National AIDS Councils, development partners, multilateral organisations, civil society organisations and research institutions in the eastern and southern Africa region. The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide strategic recommendations on the mandate, direction, performance and results of the programme.
Advisory Board meetings are held twice a year. Meetings have taken place in September 2014, April 2015, November 2015 and September 2016.