The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues as a significant public health threat around the world, most notably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Abraar Karan and Dr. Tom Coates explore the potential for political leadership in the region to strengthen communication strategies through which to influence public attitudes and behaviors.
Data visualization plays a key role across global health programs in clearly and effectively communicating information to all audiences, including beneficiaries, program managers and donors. By presenting data in ways that are both visually appealing and easy to understand, data visualization can be used to convey impactful and compelling evidence that influences behavior change and improves program performance.
The provision of regular low-value economic incentives can improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to research conducted in Uganda and published in the online edition of AIDS. People were eligible for prizes worth approximately $1.50 if they attended their clinic appointments or took at least 90% of the ART doses as evaluated using electronic monitoring.
A Call for Courage in Uncertain Times: Curbing HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa through Political Leadership
An overview of this key structural barrier to an effective HIV response, giving definitions, tools and experiences from interventions.
Presented by Anne Stangl, Behavioral Scientist and Stigma Specialist, International Center for Research on Women, Washington, DC, 12 October 2011.
What works? Principals for programme design, resources and tools, and measurement issues.
Presented by Anne Stangl, Behavioral Scientist and Stigma Specialist, International Center for Research on Women, Washington, DC, 22 November 2011.
This brief describes the evidence on and experience with community group engagement (CGE) interventions that aim to foster healthy sexual and reproductive health (SRH) behaviors. The distinguishing characteristic of CGE interventions from other social and behavior change (SBC) interventions is that they work with and through community groups to influence individual behaviors and/or social norms rather than shifting behavior by targeting individuals alone.
Please join us on Tuesday, September 27 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am EDT for a webinar that will explore the application of SBCC for influencing provider behavior change. In this webinar panelists will discuss the challenges in influencing provider behavior, particularly provider interaction with clients, the evidence for applying an SBCC approach to provider behavior change and examples of tools and specific approaches for influencing provider behavior. This is the first in a series of events HC3 will be organizing to examine SBCC along the service continuum of care.
HIV and AIDS treatment scale-up is satisfactory, but should we be worried about the rate of new infections among young women in South Africa? Reflections from AIDS 2016
As we prepared to make our way to Durban for the 21st International AIDS Conference, I could not help but wonder if South Africa would be hosting another chapter, say, 20 years from now? Are we ever going to celebrate “seeing the back of the AIDS conference culture”?