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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:

A Handbook for Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights into HIV Programmes

This handbook presents key information to support training that will heighten understanding of how SRHR and MNCH are relevant to those of us working in the HIV field, and how these aspects can be integrated into our programmes. There are always concerns when it comes to ‘integrating’ something, with questions such as “does this not just mean more work?”. This handbook is designed to highlight feasible ways of integrating SRHR and MNCH into HIV programmes. This is not a small task, but we should bear in mind that the HIV epidemic calls for strong and innovative action, and that by integrating SRHR and MNCH we have the potential to reduce the impact this disease is having on communities in Zambia.

 

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SAfAIDS & K4Health Traditional Leaders eForum Discussion Summary

eForum Discussion Summary

The role of Traditional Leaders in the prevention of HIV and Gender-based Violence

14-18 May

URL: http://www.hivsharespace.net/node/87

Introduction

Fit for Life, Fit for Work Success Story Documentation: The Fit for Life, Fit for Work Model Documentation of an integrated approach towards reducing sexual and reproductive health-related vulnerability in four South African communities

Fit for Life, Fit for Work Success Story Documentation: The Fit for Life, Fit for Work Model Documentation of an integrated approach towards reducing sexual and reproductive health-related vulnerability in four South African communities

Your right to information and education on sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR)

Your right to information and education on sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR)

 

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Young 4 Real: A Movement for and by Young People Working to Promote Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Information

Young 4 Real: A Movement for and by Young People Working to Promote Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Information

 

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Young 4 Real Poster: When I know my sexual health rights: I can protect myself at all times

Young 4 Real Poster: When I know my sexual health rights: I can protect myself at all times

 

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