22nd International AIDS Conference

July 23-27, 2018

The 22nd International AIDS conference took place on July 23–27 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The conference, organized by the International AIDS Society, sought to disseminate knowledge about HIV and further develop evidence-informed responses to the epidemic. The theme, “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges,” emphasized the need for human rights-based approaches to HIV, with a particular focus on vulnerable communities and on regions in which the epidemic is growing.

Poster Presentation
“Driving innovation at the community level: How leveraging human resources for health in the private health sector can help scale and sustain HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment”
Thursday, July 26, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. CEST
Poster exhibition area

SHOPS Plus’ corporate engagement advisor, Lauren Weir, presented a poster co-authored by Sarah Dominis, human resources for health technical advisor at Abt Associates, and Emma Golub, associate analyst for SHOPS Plus. The poster discussed the findings from a SHOPS Plus qualitative study, which was conducted to (1) identify effective strategies and tools used by private providers to grow and retain human resources for health and incorporate community-based prevention and outreach activities, and (2) consider how to better engage private providers to support an effective health workforce for HIV. The study was comprised of a global literature review and case studies of private organizations in South Africa and India.

Photo credit: Guillén Pérez

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