Alliance Centres of Practice
The Alliance Centres have been set up to bridge the gap between evidence and practice in order to end AIDS.
Despite advances in medical treatment, there are still 35 million people living with HIV globally. There is an urgent need to scale up the most effective solutions to treat people infected with HIV and AIDS and to prevent new infections.
All Centres are hosted by Alliance Linking Organisations. They draw on their individual expertise to connect, bring together and develop the Alliance’s collective knowledge, experience and community links on specific expert areas.
The first four are:
- A Centre for HIV, Hepatitis C and Drug Use, hosted by Alliance for Public Health in Ukraine.
- A Centre for HIV treatment, hosted by Via Libre in Peru.
- And two Centres for HIV, health and rights of key populations. The two Centres will work closely together to harness their respective technical knowledge and expertise. They are hosted by Positive Vibes in South Africa, and ANCS in Senegal.
A fifth centre on adolescent health and HIV is in development.
All host Linking Organisations are fully accredited which is how we guarantee standards and ensure a shared vision and values across the Alliance.
We expect the Centres to become powerful technical leaders and policy shapers that will significantly benefit the broader HIV response.
What they do
Alliance Centres offer technical expertise to inform global practitioner communities and build advocacy around the world. They are also seeking to form innovative global partnerships.
- Product development: from best practice guides to new testing methods
- Advocating for change: convening civil society practitioners to gather and synthesise good practice, and offering expert technical analysis and research in regional and international fora
- Delivery: providing technical leadership of multi-country, community-led projects to reach more people in the most cost-effective way.
Together with financial investment, the Alliance secretariat provides ongoing strategic business advice to the Centres of Practice. Future investment will be linked to results, driving products which meet clients’ needs. Clients include donors, governments, practitioners, civil society organisations and the private sector. Centres are also exploring new models of social investment and financing.