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Unitaid - STAR Initiative - ATLAS Webinar Series
The COVID-19 pandemic is now a major global health threat with 7 million cases and 402,000 deaths reported to WHO (8 June 2020), incurring grave societal and economic consequences, severe supply chain interruptions for medical, diagnostic and infection prevention commodities and impact on the health delivery system in many countries.
Even through this pandemic, meeting the needs of people who live with or are at risk of HIV has never been more important. HIV self-testing (HIVST) can play a critical role in ensuring the continuity of HIV testing services during this time, as it provides an opportunity to adhere to physical distancing guidance and reduce the risk of exposure transmission for both beneficiaries and health care providers.
In the first installment of the webinar series, we shared Unitaid’s STAR/ATLAS Technical Guide “Considerations for HIVST in the Context of COVID-19“ with case studies from South Africa, Eswatini and Kenya.
In our second webinar series, join us as we explore the evidence, best practices and recommendations for global HIVST scale-up.
To register for one of our webinars, please see the dropdown menus below, and don’t forget to download our Technical Guide, “Considerations for HIVST in the Context of COVID-19” here:
Evidence, Best Practices and Recommendations for Global HIVST Scale-Up
HIV Self-Testing: Where Are We with Policy, HIV Self-Test Kit Regulation and Registration and Safety Monitoring
Moderator: Rachel Baggaley, World Health Organization
HIVST for Key populations: Experiences from West-Africa, Asia and Southern Africa
Moderator: Melissa Neuman and Karin Hatzold
How to deliver HIVST in a sustainable manner to increase testing coverage among priority populations, experiences and lessons learned from STAR
Moderator: Frances Cowan and Karin Hatzold
Self-Testing Scale Up and Health Systems: Integrating HIVST Distribution into Health Systems, M&E, HIVST Commodity Quantification and Forecasting and PSM
Moderator: Muhammad Shahid Jamil and Karin Hatzold
Demand Creation and Communications, Community Engagement and Community Based Monitoring
Moderator: Moses Kumwende
HIV Self-testing Products, Technical Updates on Clinical Performance, Usability and Acceptability in Program Implementation
Moderator: Rachel Baggaley and Karin Hatzold
HIVST Costing, Cost-Effectiveness and Impact Modeling
Moderator: Cheryl Johnson and Euphemia Sibanda
HIV Self-Testing During COVID-19
Please use the dropdown menus below to watch our previous webinars!
In this first installment of this webinar series, we shared Unitaid’s STAR/ATLAS Technical Guide “Considerations for HIVST in the context of COVID-19″ with case studies from South Africa, Eswatini and Kenya and provided an overview of ways that service providers, implementers and country governments can pivot towards HIVST during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dive into the full webinar below!
In this second installment of this webinar series, we looked at case studies from Vietnam, Ukraine, Zambia and West Africa as we discussed how to adapt HIV programming during this pandemic.
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