The International Paediatric HIV Symposium in Africa (IPHASA) convened for the first time in November 2021 at a virtual meeting with the theme, Leaving no child with HIV behind: Efficiencies, innovation and stakeholder engagement in service delivery. The Ministry of Health of Uganda leads the IPHASA Organizing Committee in partnership with the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) of IAS – the International AIDS Society – and representatives of several ministries of health and leading organizations in paediatric HIV.
IPHASA aims to enable discussion of the latest science and build the capacity of healthcare workers and policy makers in implementing evidence-based approaches in the response to paediatric HIV across Africa. The overall objective is to facilitate the translation of evidence and good practices in the paediatric HIV response for implementation and adaptation across the African continent.
IPHASA is providing two new implementation science grants: a peer learning visit grant; and an implementation science research grant. To be eligible, the applicant must come from a low- or middle-income country in Africa according to the World Bank classification. In line with IPHASA objectives, these grants aim to support knowledge sharing and help close the know-do gap (the gap between what we know works [evidence-based interventions] and what we do in practice) by identifying and addressing the barriers and solutions that affect the delivery of health interventions and evidence-based practices in paediatric HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
The deadline to submit an application is 9 May 2022, 23:59 CEST