Global guidelines related to  HIV surveillance need to be strengthened in order to provide more effective support for national HIV treatment and care programmes. Global normative bodies such as WHO and UNAIDS take the lead in efforts to develop new guidelines and support the implementation of existing guidelines.

What does MeSH aim to do in this area?

MeSH_30_30Provide support in the development of new guidelines to support HIV surveillance.
MeSH_30_30Support in-country partners in the local implementation of HIV surveillance guidelines and tools.
MeSH_30_30Monitor the local implementation of HIV surveillance guidelines and tools in order to identify gaps and opportunities to improve the effectiveness of programmes.

What is MeSH working on and achieved so far?

MeSH_30_30Provided significant support to the development of the WHO guidelines on case based surveillance which were launched in Harare, Zimbabwe in June 2017. We also provided training at the event held to launch the guidelines
MeSH_30_30Supported the WHO and regional affiliates in two workshops focussed on measuring and tracking the progress of individuals along the HIV treatment cascade. The first was held in Marrakech in November 2015 and the second in Dubrovnik in November 2016. At these we provided training on case based surveillance and technical support for representatives of national HIV programmes attending the workshop
MeSH_30_30Provided support for WHO and its affiliates in the development and delivery of training modules on the measurement of progress along HIV care pathways; these have included training courses in ; Zagreb , Beirut, Tehran and Barbados during 2015 and 2016.
MeSH_30_30Continue to work on the use of routinely collected HIV surveillance data to describe progress along the HIV care and treatment cascade. This has to date focussed on the Tanzanian national care and treatment programme.