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Genesis to co-manage UNAIDS Technical Support Mechanism

6 July 2018

Genesis Analytics is part of a consortium led by Oxford Policy Management, which has been contracted by UNAIDS to manage the technical support mechanism (TSM). The TSM facilitates provision of timely, high-quality technical support and capacity development services to countries across the globe to contribute to improved HIV programming and strengthened community and health systems.

United Nations member states adopted the new Political Declaration on AIDS in 2016, aiming for zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. Countries, HIV technical partners and donors have acknowledged that to end AIDS by 2030, the Fast Track Targets must be met by 2020.

The UNAIDS Fast Track proposes a framework for achieving a set of ambitious targets for HIV prevention (reduce new infections to <500 000), treatment (reduce AIDS-related deaths to <500 000) and zero discrimination by 2020. As part of this strategy, the world has embraced a treatment target for the post-2015 era, setting the goal that by 2020: 90% of all people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection receive sustained antiretroviral therapy (ARV), and 90% of all people receiving ARV therapy have durable viral suppression. This is known as the 90-90-90 Fast Track initiative.

The TSM will contribute to the success of the 90-90-90 Fast Track initiative by providing comprehensive high quality technical support to countries. TSM technical areas include, but are not limited to, strategic and operational planning, monitoring and evaluation, financing, sustainability and transition planning.

TSM support will mostly be focused on assisting countries to develop evidence-informed HIV national strategic plans and HIV prevention plans aligned with 90-90-90 targets, develop funding requests to the Global Fund, streamlining the grant-making process, and improving Global Fund grant implementation.

Genesis Analytics is responsible for the East and Southern Africa region, which is expected to receive approximately half of the technical support requests due to the severity and nature of the epidemic in this region.

For additional information about the TSM and to register your interest as a consultant to support the mechanism, please email UNAIDS-TSM@genesis-analytics.com or register your interest by joining the TSM prevention consultant database.

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