eC2:Endline data collection for estimating the efficiency gains made through the integration of HIV and Reproductive Services in Zimbabwe

Deadline: 20-Mar-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The impact evaluation aims to answer the evaluation question: Does integrating HIV and SRH services reduce costs of service provision without compromising quality of patient care? The evaluation focuses on integration of HIV and SRH services at the primary health care level, district/mission, provincial and central hospital level within three different packages of service provision: integrating HIV services into 1) family planning and 2) antenatal care clinics, and 3) integrating SRH services into ART clinics.

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MTV Shuga Soap Opera Turns Edutainment into a Tool to Fight HIV and Gender-Based Violence

  • A study in Nigeria finds that young people who watched MTV Shuga were twice as mtv-feature-story-family-picture-780x439likely to get an HIV test.
  • Chlamydia infections dropped by 58% among women.
  • The show is an example of “edutainment” – the use of mass media to educate people and promote positive behavior change

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eC2:Undertaking Optima HIV studies and capacity building

Deadline: 07-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)medical-appointment-doctor-healthcare-clinic-health-hospital-medicine[7]

Consultant firms will be required to:
a) complete, under leadership of the World bank Task Team Leader, 12 Optima HIV modelling studies using both the allocative efficiency and cascade modelling approaches
b) Support the World Bank and country team in disseminating results of country analyses through academic publication, policy briefs and in-country dialogues
c) Follow up to assess actual changes in allocations
d) Undertake capacity building in Optima HIV

Jointly, these case studies will contribute economic, health impact and epidemiological evidence to the overarching question of improving the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HIV responses in these countries and building the global evidence base for better allocative efficiency.

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eConsultant2: Evaluation of Incentives for HIV Prevention in Swaziland

This evaluation is designed to assess the impact of different incentives, including cash transfers conditional on school attendance, and raffle incentives conditional on remaining STI negative, in young women and girls, on HIV incidence after 1 year. Secondary outcomes include school enrolment and attendance,

HSV-2 incidence and reported sexual behaviors. The study is designed to provide information about the most effective incentives for behavioral change and reducing HIV risk in adolescent girls and young women. It will contribute to international evidence about the use of incentives as HIV prevention in vulnerable populations.

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