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Critical Reviews

EHPSA is funding a series of critical reviews that aim to promote debate and strengthen policy related to key populations and vulnerable groups.

Policymakers and evidence

EHPSA commissioned INASP to produce a brief review on how policymakers in eastern and southern Africa use evidence for EHPSA’s key groups – adolescents, MSM and prisons. The brief review, infographic and evidence briefs are available here...

Cross-cutting topics

Two cross-cutting topics will analyse and track regional trends in country prioritisation of HIV prevention for vulnerable and key populations.

These are trends in

  • Resource allocation
  • National research priorities

A third review will explore the role and contribution of civil society in advocating for rights-based policy and programming for these groups

  • Eight case studies on “how change happens”
  • Composite report


  • The future of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in an era of combination prevention
  • The impact and value of a more nuanced and disaggregated definition of ‘adolescents’ for HIV prevention programming. More...


  • A situation analysis and critical review of sexual health and HIV services for MSM in southern Africa


  • A review and trend analysis of HIV and TB services and surveillance for prisoners in eastern and southern Africa
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