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Infectious Diseases Institute - Makerere University (IDI) - 2014 Fellow
Uganda
Advocated to develop recommendations and guidelines for the use of PrEP in Uganda
Malawi Network of AIDS Service Organisations (MANASO) - 2016 Fellow
Malawi
"Malawi needs a well informed civil society, both organisations and individuals including discordant couples and young people, to lobby for and demand PrEP."
Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC) - 2012 Fellow
Zambia
Advocated to optimize the prevention benefits of VMMC in Zambia, and ensured that government builds sufficient institutional capacity to provide consistent quality VMMC services across the country
University of Zimbabwe-University of California San Francisco Collaboration (UZ-UCSF) - 2010 Fellow
Zimbabwe
Engaged Zimbabwean media to foster consistent, accurate and balanced reporting on HIV prevention research
Networking HIV/AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA) - 2014 Fellow
South Africa
National Safe Circumcision in South Africa: Linked women’s voices to policy makers
Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) - 2010 Fellow
South Africa
Re-energized advocacy around HIV prevention in a feminised epidemic in South Africa and engaged national stakeholders around PrEP research and other new HIV prevention options
Heartland Alliance - 2016 Fellow
Nigeria
"PrEP and microbicides, as part of the prevention package, could do a whole lot of good for the sex worker community, considering the risk associated with our work."
National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK) - 2012 Fellow
Kenya
Used the findings from the HPTN 052 study to advocate for scale up of ART treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya and the adoption of WHO 2012 treatment guidelines
Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC) - 2016 Fellow
Zambia
"There is no time to wait. Zambia needs to empower women and young girls to have control of their lives through the use of PrEP."
Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development (HEPS-Uganda) - 2010 Fellow
Uganda
Engaged stakeholders around biomedical HIV prevention research and advocacy within trial communities and the broader civil society in Uganda, with a focus on MDP 301
Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS) - 2011 Fellow
Kenya
Documented issues/challenges arising in VMMC roll out in Nyanza Province in Kenya, through a photography documentary in order to address knowledge, attitudes and gaps in scale up efforts
Health Development Initiative (HDI) - 2013 Fellow
Rwanda
Engaged key stakeholders in the scale up of VMMC for HIV prevention and created platform to discuss feasibility of introducing PrEP in Rwanda
Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Programme (BHESP) - 2011 Fellow
Kenya
Facilitated a better understanding of PrEP and microbicides research and possible roll out among sex workers and bar hostesses and ensured policy makers hear their voices
Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) - 2011 Fellow
Zambia
Built a cadre of journalists who consistently, accurately and responsibly reported on HIV prevention research; and created linkages and facilitated a favorable research environment in Zambia – especially after the MDP301 experience
Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) - 2011 Fellow
South Africa
Created an understanding and brought attention to under-represented voices of the MSM community around HIV prevention research, and used those voices to influence the roll out of PrEP in South Africa
Sonke Gender Justice Forum - 2011 Fellow
South Africa
Influenced the scale up of VMMC for HIV prevention In South Africa and integrated gender equality education into the scale up efforts
International HIV/AIDS Alliance Uganda - 2012 Fellow
Uganda
Advocated to bring cutting edge HIV prevention to the fore in Uganda’s national planning processes to leverage the importance of ARVs for prevention and treatment as part of combination prevention
Soul City - 2016 Fellow
South Africa
"There is a need to educate young women on new biomedical prevention methods, the importance of research and how it’s done so that they will become champions of an HIV free generation."
Pakachere Institute for Health and Development Communication (IHDC) - 2017 Fellow
Malawi
“Government and key stakeholders need resources to monitor treatment. Advocacy for these resources and their proper allocation is a critical first step.”
Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) - 2010 Fellow
South Africa
Strengthened expertise on biomedical prevention among South African activists, and advocated for rights of PLWHIV to access a comprehensive prevention package of care
China HIV/AIDS Information Network (CHAIN) - 2013 Fellow
China
Put PrEP on the agenda - engaged MSM community organizations, policy makers and civil society to create an enabling environment for the roll out of PrEP in China
Dream Program - 2015 Fellow
Malawi
“Malawi needs advocacy to address women and sex workers’ access to burgeoning biomedical prevention like microbicides.”
Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention Project-University of Zimbabwe (ZAPP-UZ) - 2012 Fellow
Zimbabwe
Amplified community voices and science to shape discussions on TasP as an additional HIV prevention strategy in Zimbabwe
The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research - Zimbabwe (CeSHHAR Zimbabwe) - 2013 Fellow
Zimbabwe
Mobilized sex workers in Zimbabwe to demand for and access to ARV-based interventions for prevention and treatment and to influenced the development of treatment guidelines for sex workers
University of Zimbabwe-University of San Francisco Research Programme (UZ-UCSF) - 2012 Fellow
Zimbabwe
Influenced national processes (and created music) to effectively roll out treatment as prevention and combination prevention in Zimbabwe
Section 27 - 2017 Fellow
“In order to curb the number of HIV infections we need to consider providing more alternatives to HIV prevention methods.“
National Association for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi (NAPHAM) - 2014 Fellow
Malawi
Engagement for Accelerated VMMC up-take in Malawi Project
Partners in Prevention PrEP Thika Study Site - 2013 Fellow
Kenya
Lobbied for the adoption of PrEP as part of combination prevention especially for discordant couples, MSM and sex workers in Kenya
AIDS Law Project (ALP) - 2013 Fellow
Kenya
Engaged and influenced national and international processes around the adoption of Kenya PLHIV Manifesto, monitoring Option B+ rollout, updating ART guidelines towards ‘treatment on demand,’ and in funding decision-making
Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation-Pangaea Zimbabwe AID Trust (PZAT) - 2015 Fellow
Zimbabwe
“My motivation is driven by the possibility that we can end AIDS by 2030 and that women all over the world can have prevention tools within their control as currently they are sitting ducks for infection due to biological, social and cultural reasons.”
Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Partners in Health Research & Development (PHRD) - 2017 Fellow
Kenya
“HIV self-testing has the potential to increase first-time and repeat testing for HIV, which is essential in delivery of PrEP.”
Jhpiego - 2016 Fellow
Lesotho
"As an HIV educator and filmmaker, I can use the power of film to advocate for VMMC so as to effectively create demand and facilitate HIV education."
The Center for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research - Ziimbabwe (CeSHHAR Zimbabwe) - 2017 Fellow
Zimbabwe
“It is time for sex workers to have the full knowledge of PrEP.”
Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO) - 2010 Fellow
Kenya
Developed a culturally-appropriate HIV prevention research training curriculum for community members, with a specific focus on key populations like MSM and sex workers in Kenya
International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) East Africa - 2012 Fellow
Uganda
Documented an understanding of what prevention trial results mean for women—from tenofovir gel to hormonal contraceptive impact on HIV risk, and used that evidence to influence government action
Zimbabwe Women Against HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Violence (ZWAAPV) - 2010 Fellow
Zimbabwe
Initiated dialogue about women-focused HIV prevention options such as microbicides which would empower rural women and advocated to promote access to sexual and reproductive health services in Zimbabwe
Center for Youth of Hope - 2017 Fellow
Botswana
“I seek and advocate for a robust integration of PrEP into existing mainstream HIV prevention strategies among organizations for most-at-risk populations in Botswana.”
TB/HIV Care Association - 2015 Fellow
South Africa
“There’s a need in South Africa for PrEP awareness among individuals and institutions with decision-making authority, and particularly for key populations.”
Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development (HEPS) - 2015 Fellow
Uganda
“Uganda is one of the few countries with high rates of new HIV infections not on the decline. To reverse this trend, the country should implement treatment as prevention with viral load monitoring as a requisite tool.”
Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organisations (UNASO) - 2011 Fellow
Uganda
Documented lessons learned on VMMC for HIV prevention implementation and laid the ground for ARV-based HIV prevention advocacy in Uganda
Makerere University Walter Reed Program (MUWRP) - 2010 Fellow
Uganda
Developed an HIV prevention research training guide for the media in Uganda to help streamline content and scope
Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation - Pangaea Zimbabwe Aid Trust (PZAT) - 2014 Fellow
Zimbabwe
Advocated for young women's involvement in shaping policies to increase access to integrated SRH and HIV services and future prevention options
Institute of Human Virology of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM-IHV) - 2010 Fellow
Rwanda
Engagement of civil society in the national implementation of VMMC for HIV prevention in Rwanda
Kenya Sex Worker Alliance (KESWA) - 2015 Fellow
Kenya
“Laws that criminalize sex work in Kenya and all over the world make sex workers vulnerable to new HIV infections. PrEP and microbicide could help empower them to protect themselves from HIV in these climates of hardship.”
People in Need Agency - 2017 Fellow
"I want to advocate for full community participation in cure research."
The Center for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research - Ziimbabwe (CeSHHAR Zimbabwe) - 2017 Fellow
Zimbabwe
“I believe that PrEP would reduce the spread of HIV especially among adolescent girls and young women and sex workers.”
Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO) - 2016 Fellow
Kenya
"As a long-standing VMMC advocate, I believe that now is the time for Kenya to start taking concrete steps to ensure the current gains are not lost should donor funding end and implementing partners recede."
Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) - 2014 Fellow
Kenya
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Options for women’s sexual and reproductive health Needs in Kenya
African Gender and Media Initiative (GEM) - 2014 Fellow
Kenya
Advocated to scale-up PrEP in Kenya and to increase understanding of women issues around hormonal contraceptives and risk of HIV
Positive Action for Treatment Access (PATA) - 2013 Fellow
Nigeria
Optimized the benefits of ARVs for both treatment and prevention, and ensured that global treatment plans support and recognize individual human rights of PLHIV, including mothers considering Option B+
Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA) - 2014 Fellow
South Africa
Prepared for microbicide trial results and nurtured young women’s advocacy around new prevention options in Mpumalanga
Centre Stage Media Arts Foundation - 2015 Fellow
Zimbabwe
“Zimbabwe needs regulatory approval, demonstration projects to show how best to implement PrEP and the prioritization of PrEP as an HIV prevention option for key populations.”
World AIDS Campaign (WAC) - 2012 Fellow
South Africa
Listened to the voices of PLWHIV in South Africa in considering the feasibility of rolling out treatment as prevention in South Africa
Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) - 2010 Fellow
Malawi
Explored knowledge, attitudes, perceptions and willingness of African MSM towards circumcision as an HIV prevention strategy in Malawi
Health Gap/National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK) - 2012 Fellow
Kenya
Made treatment as prevention part of the political landscape in the run-up to Kenya’s 2012 national elections and influenced the process of revising the national ART guidelines
Networking HIV/AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA) - 2013 Fellow
South Africa
Strengthened community engagement efforts within trial sites and communities, influenced relevant polices and guidelines and explored key ethical issues in trials

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