HIV Self-Testing Africa Initiative – Research

About the team

Expanded STAR team, Nairobi March 2017

The STAR Initiative is funded by Unitaid, with implementation led by Population Services International (self-test kit distribution, including all marketing and demand creation activities in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland) and Society for Family Health South Africa (in South Africa), in close collaboration with the World Health Organization and consortium partners. Research activities are designed and led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and University College London.

In-country HIV self-testing research activities are led by local research institutions: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Zambart, the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe, and the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute.

The management and structure of teams within the STAR Research consortium is shown in this summary.

Follow the links below to read about the collaborating institutions:

Unitaid

Population Services International

Society for Family Health South Africa

World Health Organization

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Centre for Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Research Zimbabwe

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust

University College London

Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute

Zambart

 

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