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SAfAIDS Policy & Research Unit:

Facilitating Evidence-Based Action across the Southern Africa Region


At SAfAIDS we firmly believe that research evidence should be the starting point of all our programmes. It is the foundation on which policies and programmes are built. As such, the Policy and Research Unit works closely with policy makers and programme partners at regional and national level to facilitate the translation of research into action.


The Policy and Research unit is responsible for all policy and research-related activities for the organisation. The following are the core activities of the unit:

  • Conducting original research on HIV and SRH-related issues to inform advocacy activities.
  • Analysing policy and research data for repackaging, dissemination, and utilization in the region.
  • Conducting Implementing science (operations research) for organizational projects.  
  • Developing develop policy materials (e.g. policy briefs, position papers) for publication.

The Policy and Research section has the following key areas (also on the sub-menu on top):


Related publications:

Why the HIV and AIDS workplace policy

A workplace policy provides the framework for action to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS and manage its impact.

Advocacy Toolkit

This is an advocacy toolkit for treatment access advocates and activists as individuals or groups, to have an understanding of what advocacy is and how it supports the work of other networks or coalitions engaged in advocacy, and to provide practical advice in how to undertake advocacy work. The toolkit is about advocacy in planning and implementing an HIV and AIDS.

Regional Wokplace Symposium Presentations - June 2007

SAfAIDS - HIVOS 2nd Regional Symposium on HIV and AIDS in the World of Work: Working for Health: Innovative Models in HIV and AIDS Programming in the World of Work,

27 -29 June 2007, Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka Zambia.


Below is a list of the presentations at the symposium categorised according to days

SAfAIDS - HIVOS 2nd Regional Symposium on HIV and AIDS in the World of Work

The HIV and AIDS epidemic has become a global crisis which affects all the levels of society. Increasingly affected, is the business world, which is suffering not only from the human cost to the workforce but also in terms of losses in profits and productivity that result in many new challenges for both employers and employees.

Domestic violence is not part of African culture

Domestic Violence is one of the leading causes of death for women aged between 15 to 40 years in this country.

Managing HIV and AIDS in the World of Work: Experiences From Southern Africa, SAfAIDS, 2007

HIV affects all of us and it is our collective responsibility as governments, the private sector, donors, NGOs and faith-based organisations, to join hands in the fight against the pandemic.

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