Africa Regional HIV Grant Evaluation Update: Interviews in Cote D’Ivoire, findings presented in South Africa

Laura Ferguson presents findings at African Regional HIV Grant meeting in South Africa.

This month, Program on Global Health & Human Rights Professor Sofia Gruskin and Adjunct Professor of Research Dr. Daniel Tarantola flew to Cote D’Ivoire to conduct key informant interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, including government representatives, parliamentarians, representatives from key population groups and more as part of the ongoing project with the United Nations Development Programme. This work is part of the baseline evaluation of the Global Fund’s “Africa Regional HIV Grant,” and this set of interviews will support one of three country case studies including the Seychelles (completed in August) and Botswana to be completed this October.

On behalf of this project Dr. Laura Ferguson traveled to South Africa to present the Program’s initial baseline findings based on a structured document review and interviews conducted in the Seychelles, as well as the initial structure of the baseline report. The presentation was delivered to UNDP and the key project implementers at the “Capacity Strengthening Meeting for Sub-Recipients of the African Regional HIV Grant on Removing Legal Barriers.” Based on the positive feedback received at this meeting, the Program on Global Health & Human Rights is on track to complete the baseline evaluation by the end of 2016.


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