AAVP history and structure
Structure & Activity Implementation
The AAVP is structured to maximize the efforts of the network of African HIV stakeholders committed to HIV vaccine research and development. AAVP's structure is comprised of: (a) the AAVP Steering Committee, which provides overall guidance on activities; (b) four AAVP Centres of Excellence (the Coordinating and Resource Facilities) at African research institutions, which act as the principle mechanism for implementation of AAVP's activities; and (c) a secretariat located at the WHO. All of AAVP structures work together in an integrated fashion to achieve AAVP's objectives and shared strategic directions and to carry out 5 distinct areas of work.