Baird’s CMC is proud to be part of Mapping Pathways – a unique collaborative project that aims to provide the research and analysis which communities and policymakers need in order to formulate coherent, evidence-based decisions for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention strategies. The project is focused on South Africa, India and the US. The findings could be adapted to other countries.
We have particular expertise in working with policymakers and influencers on health choices and priorities. We bring expertise in communications and health policy networking,
enabling Mapping Pathways to connect with policymakers and leading experts around the world. In addition, Baird’s CMC is helping to make sure that the design of the framework is policy relevant and ensuring that ideas from the project are delivered into the hands of policymakers who could take them forward.
Mapping Pathways’ other partners include the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, AIDS United, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, the Naz Foundation (India) and RAND Europe.
The project is already underway. Some preliminary findings and a progress report will be presented at regional AIDS meetings in Africa and North America in the fourth quarter of 2011. The work should be finished and ready to present at the 2012 International AIDS meeting in Washington DC.
To know more, visit the Mapping Pathways blog. Also, check out our very own Mark Chataway’s lucid explanation of how antiretrovirals can be used to prevent new infections as well as his insights on HIV in South Africa.