Key Themes

The research protocols developed for individual country studies reflect the needs and contexts of these countries. There are several common themes across the Network, some or all of which individual country studies are addressing. The Network is facilitating comparative work and plans to synthesise findings across these themes, which include the effects of global HIV/AIDS initiatives on:

Sub-national scale-up

  • The levels and types of HIV/AIDS services delivered – including prevention, treatment and support services – demonstrating trends over time
  • Quality of HIV/AIDS services
  • Non-focal (non-HIV/AIDS) priority services

Health systems capacity

  • Human resources for health, including effects on the public-private mix
  • National and sub-national coordination, harmonisation and alignment
  • Supply of commodities and equipment

Equitable access

  • Accessibility and patterns of utilisation of HIV/AIDS services
  • Institutional and programmatic factors and household/community factors that determine service accessibility
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