The keynote speaker at the event will be Bernard Schwartlander, Director: Evidence, Strategy and Results at UNAIDS who is the lead author of a recent paper Towards an improved investment approach for an effective response to HIV/AIDS (read the full article here).
The paper, published in the Lancet just before the recent UN High Level Meeting on AIDS, argues that substantial changes are needed to achieve a more targeted and strategic approach to investment in the response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
It proposes a strategic investment framework that is intended to support better management of national and international HIV/AIDS responses than exists with the present system.
The Alliance, the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development and the World Bank have invited Bernhard Schwartlander to present the framework and respond to questions from an invited audience of UK based NGOs, policy makers and academics.
The event will take place on Monday 11 July, 4-6pm at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
This seminar is taking place ahead of a two-day Value for Money Technical Workshop, also being hosted by the Alliance and the UK Consortium on AIDS and Development (and funded by the World Bank).
This workshop at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on 12 & 13 July aims to reach common agreement on the technical and methodological understanding around the costing and measurement issues of value for money of community based HIV/AIDS interventions. It will bring together technical experts from the sector, and beyond, to help move this agenda forward and to situate it in the wider VfM debate.
Attendance at both events is strictly by invitation only. Contact Sarah Owen for more details.