19th ICASA | 4 - 9 DEC 2017 | ABIDJAN | CÔTE D'IVOIRE
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AIDS AND STIs IN AFRICA
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TRACK E: Health Systems, Economics and Implementation Science

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Description: This track will aim to provide new insights into the status of the health systems and its capacity and challenges to expanding treatment and prevention in resource-limited settings. At the same time, issues related to health economics, integration of health programs, country ownership of national health and HIV programs, and advancement of a comprehensive and integrated approach to health and rights will be discussed. This Track must show the need for a holistic vision of the fight against the disease by the effective strengthening of health systems. The verticalization of the fight is not a proper and appropriate response in a context where we have recurrent epidemics.

Abstract Categories
HIV and health system strengthening

E1. Leveraging the AIDS response to strengthen health systems and improve other health outcomes
E2. Developing Africa’s response to the crisis in human resources for health
E3. Procurement and supply
E4. Role of community organizations in linking people to HIV services and strengthening the health system
E5. Increasing capacity of public health systems to deliver HIV care at scale
E6. HIV service delivery in conflict and post-conflict settings

Management for health care delivery

E7. Gender responsive HIV programming
E8. Integration of HIV services with other health and development programs
E9. Interventions to increase uptake and retention in HIV services: decentralization and task shifting
E10. Interventions to improve retention in the prevention of vertical transmission cascade/continuum, including early infant diagnosis and Option B+ programmes

Shared Responsibility and Global Solidarity towards ending AIDS as prerequisite for SDGs

E11. Governance – peer review and accountability mechanisms
E12. Procurement and supply chain management
E13. Investing in HIV more strategically – use of applications of investment approach at country level
E14. National financing initiatives
E15. International assistance, frameworks and funding mechanisms: Global Fund, PEPFAR etc….)
E16. Ensuring accelerated access to affordable and quality-assured medicines and health-related commodities – Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan in Africa (PMPA)

Health economics

E17. Building country-level capacity for quality improvement
E18. Impact evaluation of different models of health service delivery (cost effectiveness)
E19. Effect of health insurance schemes and other support models on access, adherence and outcome

Partnership in HIV

E20. Private-public, faith-based organizations and NGOs partnerships for prevention, treatment, care and support (service delivery, financing)
E21. Intervention to improve adherence to treatment and prevention behavior and technologies
E22. Civil society: A driving force in Getting to Zero – Operationalizing partnership with civil society, people living with HIV and key populations

Monitoring and evaluation

E23. Innovative approaches to track patients, track pre-ART care and other program
data (including connectivity and other mhealth solutions)

Innovation and best practices

E24. Interventions at last scale (community, district, provincial, regional, country levels) to increase uptake of and retention in HIV services
E25. Partnership involving donors, NGOs and government
E26. Effects of public-private partnerships, including workplace programmes and policies
E27. Innovating HIV response with new technologies

Key populations and HIV

E28. Working with community-led organizations, including key populations, faith-based groups, traditional healer organizations, and with community leaders
E29. Sexual and reproductive health and HIV services: delivery models and cost
E30. Inpatient and outpatient services for HIV care and treatment
E31. HIV and other vertical programmes e.g. tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, drug treatment, family planning
E32. Community care with health facility services
E33. Integration of HIV and non-communicable diseases (NCD) services


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