Evidence for HIV Prevention in Southern Africa (EHPSA) supports an effective and efficient HIV prevention response in sub-Saharan Africa.
EHPSA is funded by UK aid from the Department for International Development, and Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), mandated to represent the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). The programme is managed by Mott MacDonald.
EHPSA focuses on research around preventing HIV in adolescents, prisoners and MSM through three linked activities related to HIV prevention in these three groups. These are: funding research that fills knowledge gaps; supporting evidence-based policy making and supporting civil society interventions.
Sub-Saharan Africa remains the global epicentre of the HIV epidemic with nine countries showing an adult prevalence rate of greater than 10%. In the absence of a cure or vaccine, prevention of HIV is the best way to reduce the number of new infections.
This regional programme targets populations that are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection and for whom research and programming efforts have been insufficient.
More about EHPSA :
Rough guide to EHPSA research.