Unitaid publishes CEPA report

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20th April 2018
Unitaid, the international organisation that invests in new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria has published CEPA's independent mid-term evaluation of the HIV self-testing project. The Self-Testing Africa (STAR) project aims to address key evidence gaps and catalyse the market for HIV self-testing (HIVST). The project has two phases:

self-testPhase I, from September 2015 to August 2017, for a total budget of US$23.7m, implemented in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe by a consortium led by Population Services International (PSI) and including:
 - the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
 - the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
 - University College London
 - World Health Organization
 - & local research partners

Phase II (or the STAR Initiative), which builds on the foundation laid in Phase I and involves scaling up self-testing in the Phase I and additional southern African countries (South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho). Phase II will be implemented from August 2017 to July 2020 and will be delivered by a new consortium, with additional grantees specifically for South Africa.

The purpose of CEPA's mid-term evaluation was to carry out an assessment of the programmatic implementation of Phase I. The evaluation framework is structured around three key dimensions of:

  • Relevance
  • Efficiency & effectiveness
  • Results & impact

The report is available to download


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