Genesis has been awarded a grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a South to South learning network for HIV prevention. The project aims to help heavily affected countries reduce the number of new HIV infections, which currently stands at over 1.7 million infections a year. We will do this by building communities of practice to encourage countries who share similar challenges to collaboratively solve these issues.
Genesis, in partnership with the University of Manitoba, will collaborate with the Global HIV Prevention Coalition (GPC), which includes 25 of the highest HIV burden countries in the global south. The learning network will help identify the key challenges in GPC member-country prevention programmes, and use knowledge and practices from other member countries to overcome these.
Partner of the Heath practice, Dr Saul Johnston, said Genesis was delighted to work with the Global Prevention Coalition to support countries to strengthen their HIV prevention programmes.
“We are all committed to eliminating new HIV infections, and countries have useful experience to share with each other. It is our job to facilitate those exchanges. We are grateful to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting this initiative.”