MESH is a consortium of universities lead by James Hargreaves at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Consortium Members: University of California, San Francisco; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; John Hopkins School of Public Health; Institute of Social & Preventive Medicine, University of Bern; University of Cape Town; Richard M. Fairbank School of Public Health, Indiana University
Steering Committee members: WHO; UNAIDS; Global Fund; OGAC; CDC; USAID; HIV Modelling Consortium; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Statement of purpose: To develop, test and implement innovative and efficient methods for routine HIV measurement and surveillance among adults and children. To maximize the potential of data routinely collected through HIV surveillance and service delivery platforms to provide timely information on key outcomes in relevant populations at a level appropriate to support resource allocation and realignment. The coming years will see the opportunity to improve and update guidelines for HIV surveillance and their implementation in countries, with the ultimate aim of improving HIV treatment and prevention outcomes. The Consortium will play a major role in achieving this aim.