Chiradzulu HIV Impact in Population Survey
- David Maman
Recent findings confirm that reduction of HIV transmission is now achievable through scale-up of testing, prevention (including voluntary male circumcision) and ART treatment programs. However, essential data for evaluating programmatic outcomes and impact at the population level in sub-Saharan Africa are rare.
Epicentre has therefore launched a series of population studies as a baseline for monitoring reduced transmission. The first study was conducted in 2012 in Ndhiwa a rural district in western Kenya. A second and third study are currently ongoing in Chiradzulu, Malawi and in Eshowe, South Africa. These studies aim to be repeated over time.