Genesis Analytics has been awarded a second contract by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support its work in HIV prevention in East and Southern Africa, the region most affected by the HIV epidemic.
The Health practice at Genesis will provide an independent assessment of the foundation’s grants in the region, as well as conducting assessments, research and documentation of the programme in priority countries using the HIV Prevention Assessment Tool developed by UNAIDS.
We will also provide independent reviews of preventions implemented by UNAIDS in selected countries and give advice on how to improve the implementation of the programmes. Young men are the focus for reducing the spread of HIV.
Genesis will integrate information from the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) programme across 10 African countries about how male partners are engaged in the programme, how they are linked to care and whether successes from this programme can be applied elsewhere.
Finally, we will develop a publication on prevention cascades, using available data from the Avahan sex workers programme in India. This builds on our previous work developing the Lancet HIV issue on HIV prevention, particularly on using HIV prevention cascades to integrate theories of epidemiological, behavioural, and social science into programme design and monitoring.
The contract runs until 2020.
Genesis was awarded a one-year contract by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2017 to support the Medical Male Circumcision Programme in South Africa.
Medical male circumcision (MMC) is critical in preventing the global spread of HIV. According the World Health Organisation, it has reduced the risk of female-to-male sexual transmission of HIV by about 60%. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports the MMC programme in South Africa.