3ie will be participating at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), the world’s largest conference on HIV/AIDS to be held in Melbourne, 20-25 July.
AIDS 2014 is organised by the International AIDS Society (IAS) in partnership with government, scientific and civil society partners in the Asia and the Pacific Islands region and international partners from civil society and the United Nations.
It will bring together people working in the field of HIV/AIDS, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic.
3ie events at AIDS 2014
20 July, 9-11 a.m., Clarendon Room D&E, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: Using evidence to initiate, innovate and validate HIV/AIDS programmes.
In this session, 3ie-funded researchers will draw on their body of work to demonstrate the valuable evidence for programming that impact evaluations (IEs) provide.
IEs combine the rigor of trial-based testing methods with elements of programme evaluation. They help create evidence that policymakers can use to design policies and programmes. IEs can do more than just assess the effectiveness of programmes. They can be used by implementers to identify what works, at what cost, and how best to do it -- especially critical in a limited resource environment. IEs can also be used for formative research to help design programmes by evaluating innovative ideas to see if they help solve roadblocks or jump start stagnated progress.
The session will conclude with a panel discussion on evidence for HIV/AIDS policy and programming.
21 July, Rendezvous Grand Hotel: Friends of 3ie reception
If you are in Melbourne and would like to attend, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
23 July, 13.30-15.30, Stanley Room, Rendezvous Grand Hotel: Information session on 3ie grant window on integration of HIV services
3ie will soon be launching Thematic Window 7 which will fund proposals to use integration of HIV services with other health services to improve linkage to care, adherence to treatment regimens, and retention in treatment and care.
This session will provide an opportunity for those interested in applying for a grant to ask questions about the programme and application process.