HIV Modelling Consortium Symposium at ICASA 2015 - report available to download

The HIV Modelling Consortium organised a Symposium entitled "A Dialogue Between Program Planners and Model Makers', in collaboration with the Society for AIDS in Africa and held at the ICASA Meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe on Monday 30 November 18:30 - 20:30.
Monday 30 November 2015 18:30 - 20:30 | Rainbow Towers, Harare, Zimbabwe

Across global health, model analyses are increasingly being applied to aid decision making in recognition of the need to optimally allocate resources and to inform sustainable long-term planning. As the applications of models diversify and expand, their impact on global health also grows; and therefore coordination and communication between the individuals developing the models and the consumers of these models (country planners, programmers and regional leads) is essential to improve understanding and ultimately advance the impact and effectiveness of these tools.

This Symposium, organized by The HIV Modelling Consortium, aims to hear directly from programme managers and their experience with the following: (1) UNAIDS Investment Case (2) WHO ART Guidelines (3) Geographical Allocation. 

Aim of the meeting: To foster dialogue between mathematical modellers and country teams, programmers, regional leaders and managers.

Speakers: Dr. Tsitsi Apollo, Dr. Aleny Couto, Dr. Michael Kayode Ogungbemi, Paul Revill.  Panel members: Meg Doherty (WHO),  Ade Fakoya (GFATM), Mead Over (Centre for Global Development), John Stover (Avenir Health).

A summary report from the meeting is available to download here.