"The Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE) is a South African non-profit organisation working in the area of HIV/AIDS social research, programme development and communication.
CADRE is committed to fast-tracking appropriate and effective response to HIV/AIDS through informing policy and developing coherent strategic models for interventions."
"June 2006 ” To assess the Start program's main achievements and challenges, FHI's Ghana office requested a process evaluation in September 2005, resulting in this report.
The technical areas evaluated included clinical care, counseling and testing, PMTCT, HBC, NGO community mobilization and behavior change communication (BCC). The objectives of this evaluation include:
* Determining if the program complied with the yearly work plans * Identifying the program's key accomplishments and results * Recommending next steps for the program and documenting lessons learned. The British Department for International Development (DFID) awarded FHI a grant in 2003 for the Start program."
This Web site is designed for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialists supporting HIV/AIDS initiatives in countries, headquarters, regional organizations, etc. These include field officers placed in-country by international partner agencies; their country counterparts working in national, regional, and local government agencies and non governmental organizations; staff located at headquarters of international partner agencies; and other practitioners interested in M&E of HIV/AIDS programs
"This guide is part of a series of technical resources that started with the guidelines for second generation HIV surveillance published by UNAIDS and WHO in 2000. It addresses specific technical issues related to strengthening surveillance systems.
This publication discusses the three major areas of data use (program planning, program monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy) and gives examples of ways data can be used effectively in these contexts. The publication concentrates on the mechanics of using data â€” not just what can be done with data, but how it can be done. For instance: How can data be packaged for different audiences? Who should be involved in dissemination? What makes a good press release? What steps are required to produce a national report? The document offers practical guidance on developing interesting and persuasive presentations and on presenting data effectively.
The primary audience is HIV/AIDS program managers and surveillance professionals at the national and regional level. But other partners in HIV/AIDS prevention and care will find parts of this publication useful in preparing presentations and reports, in using media effectively and in engaging communities in reducing exposure to HIV and its impact."
Zambia has over 1 million HIV infections nationwide and an urban prevalence rate of 23%. This study compared the impact of male involvement in multiple and single session risk reduction interventions among inconsistent condom users in Zambia and the role of serostatus among HIV-seropositive and serodiscordant couples. Results illustrate the importance of both single and multiple session risk reduction counselling among seronegative men in serodiscordant couples in Zambia, and highlight the differing perception of risk between seropositive and serodiscordant persons
"This Website provides information and materials regarding strategic information (SI) and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) of international HIV/AIDS-related programs. This resource is regularly updated with new materials. These materials are intended to be used by various audiences in a variety of ways. For example, SI/M&E Field Officers serving in countries around the world will find the Webpage useful for refreshing their understanding of SI/M&E frameworks, expectations, and techniques; communicating with other Field Officers; and orienting new field staff and country counterparts to SI/M&E. Others working directly with HIV/AIDS-related programming will find useful information and tools for using SI/M&E approaches and data for program planning and improvement. Those concerned with international M&E in a variety of fields will find generalizable approaches and tools for conducting M&E, as well as focusing on SI/M&E strategic planning and capacity building."