End User Resources

A collection of materials developed by the Prevention Market Manager team and partners to support end-user work

Human-Centered Design in Global Health & Development: Guidance to Maximize Impact and Mitigate Risk

This AVAC report provides a thorough analysis of the greatest pain points and risk areas that donors, implementers and practitioners face throughout the human-centered design process in global health and development projects. Based on 45 interviews, this document provides a framework of essential steps, inputs and strategies for successful HCD programs.

The Landscape For End User Research: Mapping and Findings

The HIV Prevention Market Manager undertook an effort to map the landscape of ongoing and planned work on bringing HIV prevention to adolescent girls and young women and other populations in sub-Saharan Africa. This document provides a summary and analysis of the end-user projects and studies underway. This information can be used to inform collaborations and identify gaps and next steps in research. Download the analysis here. The project database is also available. For more information, additions, updates and corrections, please contact avac@avac.org.

Oral PrEP Mapping in Kenya and Zimbabwe

The HIV Prevention Market Manager has created maps for Kenya and Zimbabwe to highlight the range of actors working on oral PrEP in each country. Organizations and projects are mapped across area of focus (advocacy, guidelines, government, research, end user/marketing, implementation, technical assistance, coordination, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), regulation/registration, packaging, product modification, provider training, clinical monitoring, supply, communications, funding), by population focus and district/county. The mapping will be updated on an annual basis. For any updates or corrections to the information included please contact avac@avac.org.

Traditional Socio-Behavioral Research and Human-Centered Design: Similarities, unique contributions and synergies

This report by Dr. Betsy Tolley (FHI 360) presents learnings and reflections on traditional socio-behavioral research (SBR) and human-centered design (HCD) as applied to the global health context–specifically in biomedical prevention for sexual and reproductive health. In comparing these methodologies and examining their strengths and shortcomings, we can identify potential synergies to further inform the development and introduction of biomedical prevention in targeted end-user populations. Also check out Elizabeth Russell’s companion piece on the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS Research Blog.

News Spotlight

  • FDA Approves Truvada as PrEP for Adolescents at Risk for HIV

    May 15, 2018

    The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) against HIV to include adolescents. Truvada was approved as an HIV prevention method in 2012 but only for individuals age 18 and older. The new approval expands this indication to include adults and adolescents at risk for HIV.

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  • Early PrEP Uptake in Africa Study Gives Support for Possibility of Wider Acceptance

    May 9, 2018

    New findings show that nearly a fifth of adults whose risk for HIV infection made them eligible for free PrEP started taking the drug within 30 days — according to a study examining the impacts of health interventions across communities in two East African countries. The study’s authors conclude that this provides further evidence that widespread roll out of PrEP to individuals at high risks for infection across resource-limited communities is feasible.

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