Implementation & sustainability of HIV drug resistance surveillance in Africa Cape Town, South Africa
Meeting report, 8-10 July 2013
In 2004, WHO and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), in collaboration with HIVResNet, developed a global strategy for the assessment and prevention of HIVDR. To date, one or more element of the strategy has been implemented in over 50 countries. However, lessons learned from implementation and the evolution of ART programmes suggested that parts of the strategy required updating. In order to maximize country input throughout the revision process and ensure a transparent and collaborative effort, a series of regional consultations were organized between February and July 2013 in Beijing (China), Brasilia (Brazil), Montpellier (France, for francophone African countries), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Cape Town (South Africa) involving country programme managers, technical experts and local and international partners.
This report concerns the regional consultation held in Cape Town, South Africa.