Information Gathering and Dissemination
AIDSTAR One captures and shares lessons learned in the global effort to combat HIV through technical briefs, case studies, and a database of good and promising programmatic practices related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
AMREF (African Medical Research foundation)
Online HIV and AIDS resource centre based in Kenya. It provides specialist information on HIV treatment through the antiretroviral treatment knowledge hub.
HEARD (The Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division)
Information on research and training on the socio-economic aspects of public health, especially the HIV epidemic. HEARD is based in South Africa but operates internationally.
AFRIAFYA (African Network for Health Knowledge Management and Communication)
AFRIAFYA is a leading agency in knowledge management and communication with rural and other marginalised communities. Established in Kenya in April 2000, the organisation was set up to harness modern information and communication technologies for community health and development.
A global partnership of nationally-based organisations working to support community action on AIDS in developing countries. These national partners help local community groups and other NGOs to take action on HIV and are supported by technical expertise, policy work and fundraising carried out across the Alliance.
CABSA (The Christian AIDS Bureau for Southern Africa)
An organisation that sensitises churches, congregations and Christians about the HIV epidemic and mobilises them to become involved and make a positive difference (churches include URCSA, Calvin Church, Anglican Church, Moravian Church, Dutch Reformed Church and others).
EANNASO (Eastern African Network of AIDS Service Organisations)
An umbrella network of national networks of AIDS Service Organisations that supports and strengthens networking, advocacy and coordination among the region’s civil society organisations working on HIV and AIDS.
Global HIV and M&E Information
A portal for HIV and AIDS monitoring and evaluation (M&E) resources organised in a manner that reflects the nature of M&E work in the field. Key resources are made easily available through this single repository. The portal is designed for M&E specialists supporting HIV initiatives in countries, headquarters, regional organisations, etc.
GRI (The Global Reporting Initiative)
GRI has pioneered the development of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework and is committed to its continuous improvement and application worldwide. This framework sets out the principles and indicators that organisations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental and social performance.
HSRC (Human Sciences Research Council)
Information on HSRC’s programmes and publications. The HSRC conducts large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for the public sector, NGOs and international agencies, in order to support development in the SADC region.
IAEN (The International AIDS Economic Netowork)
A website focusing on the economics of HIV prevention and treatment, providing data, tools, and analysis for researchers and policy makers working to define and implement effective AIDS policy.
International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW)
ICRW is a global research institute that works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity and advocate for evidence-informed and practical ways to change policies and programmes. Their website offers a wide range of literature on women, girls and HIV.
A portal for Southern Africa, containing information about HIV and AIDS, from how to prevent HIV to living a positive and productive life with the virus. It carries statistics, facts, figures and news for companies and organisations committed to managing HIV and AIDS in their operations.
SAT (Southern Africa AIDS Trust)
Website providing information about SAT’s programmes to support community responses to HIV in Southern Africa through partnership development, networking, skills exchange and lesson sharing.
SARPN (Southern Africa Regional Poverty Network)
Provides information and other resources that promote knowledge sharing and debate on the political, economic and social aspects of poverty reduction processes and experiences in Southern Africa..
AIDSPortal is an Internet platform that provides tools to support global collaboration and knowledge sharing among new and existing networks of people responding to the HIV epidemic. It offers:
- Focus on networking: AIDSPortal members can access a growing directory of people and organisations and quickly locate others interested in similar issues or working in a particular place. Members can start their own discussions and engage other members in their work.
- More open policy dialogue: AIDSPortal works internationally to ensure that the most up-to-date information on policy initiatives and international processes is easily accessible through AIDSPortal and that people can share information about their engagement.
- Country-led management: AIDSPortal aims to be country-led and defined. The goal is to support constructive dialogue between national responses and experiences and international processes.
- Focus on networks: AIDSPortal supports existing networks engaged in cross-cutting and national issues to share information and collaborate more effectively with relevant partners.
- Easy and quick access to information: AIDSPortal facilitates access to information.
HDN (Health and Development Network)
HDN is a leading facilitator of information, dialogue and advocacy approaches on HIV and tuberculosis.
A regional HIV organisation based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Its goal is to disseminate HIV and AIDS information to promote, inform and support appropriate responses to the epidemic. SAfAIDS has proven strengths in the following areas:
- Building capacity for other NGOs to enhance a multiplier effects in good practice in the Southern African region;
- Information production, collection and dissemination to a wider audience;
- Building partnerships and networking with organisations working in the area of HIV prevention and mitigation;
- Leadership in identifying and addressing cutting edge issues.
SAHARA (Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Resource Alliance)|
A South Africa-based alliance of partners established to conduct, support and use social sciences research to prevent the further spread of HIV and mitigate the impact of its devastation in sub-Saharan Africa. One of SAHARA's main functions is to facilitate and conduct multi-country research in an effort to generate new social science evidence on approaches to the prevention, treatment and care of HIV. SAHARA's main areas of work include:
- Orphans and vulnerable children
- Stigma reduction and behavioural risk reduction
- Poverty and HIV
- National HIV prevalence and behavioural risks household surveys in four Southern African countries
- Gender mainstreaming
- Capacity building of young scholars
CORE Initiative Online Resources
These CORE Initiative online resources are collected from organisations working in HIV and AIDS around the world. It compiles a collection of training manuals, curricula, tool kits, guidelines and bibliographies. It also offers a link to a health communication materials database. The CORE Initiative is a USAID-funded global programme to support an inspired, effective and inclusive response to the causes and consequences of HIV and AIDS by strengthening the capacity of community and faith-based groups in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Aiming to share the best in development, policy, practice and research, ELDIS currently includes descriptions and links to more than 4,500 organisations and over 16,000 full-text online documents covering development and environmental issues. It can be searched or browsed free over the Internet. ELDIS is funded by DFID, Sida, SDC and NORAD, and hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK.
Global Curriculum for HIV/AIDS Preventive Education
This Global Curriculum Bank for HIV/AIDS Preventive Education is a bibliographic database of international curriculum materials and related documentation for HIV and AIDS education based on good practices and aimed at primary and secondary levels of schooling. Materials handled by the Global Curriculum Bank include: curriculum documents (frameworks, plans, syllabi) for use in schools and teacher training institutes; teaching materials and teaching aids (including a range of media formats); studies and research related to curriculum development, implementation and evaluation; and descriptions/case studies of good practice of HIV and AIDS curriculum-related material.
AMDS AIDS Medicines and Diagnostics Service
The AMDS operates a clearing house, collecting and disseminating global-level information on selection and use of antiretroviral drugs and HIV diagnostics.
HIV/AIDS Survey Indicators Database
The database provides an easily accessible and comprehensive source of information on HIV and AIDS indicators derived from sample surveys. It allows users to produce tables for specific countries by selecting background characteristics as well as country reports. The database is overseen by a technical advisory committee that includes representatives from USAID, UNICEF, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNAIDS, WHO, US Census Bureau, Family Health International, MEASURE Evaluation, the Synergy Project, and MEASURE DHS+ (the implementing organisation). There are 178 surveys available in the database.
Siyanda is an online database of gender and development materials. It is also an interactive space where gender practitioners can share ideas, experiences and resources. Siyanda is hosted by BRIDGE – the Gender and Development Information Service located at the Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom. Many materials related to HIV prevention are included in the database.
SMARTWork IEC/BCC Materials Database
SMARTWork has a growing collection of IEC/BCC materials (information, education, and communication/ behaviour change communication), which address HIV prevention, stigma and discrimination and other workplace-related topics. The database can be searched by keywords, document type, country, language and audience.
UNAIDS/WHO Global HIV/AIDS Online Database
This online database collects the most recent country-specific data on the spread and impact of the virus, together with information on risk behaviours (for example, casual sex and condom use). Health sector response information (data on people receiving treatment and coverage of HIV counselling and testing, for instance) is also an essential part of this database.
The UNESCO Bangkok HIV/AIDS Educational Materials Database
The database gives access to educational materials on HIV and sexually transmitted infections used either in the formal or non-formal sectors, mainly produced in the Asia Pacific region. Educational materials included in the database cover learning materials, resource and reading materials, training materials and support audio-visual materials.
UNESCO: HIV/AIDS and Education Database
An information-sharing site with a database of latest documents on HIV and education. Coordinated by the UNESCO office in Harare, it seeks to address informational needs of governmental and NGOs, teachers, researchers, university students and other individuals working in the field of HIV and education.
UNESCO: HIV/AIDS Impact on Education Clearinghouse
This clearinghouse is a platform for sharing knowledge and information on the impact of HIV and AIDS on education. The site is designed as a tool to disseminate research and learn from the research of others.