Changes at STRIVE

14 June 2017
Annie Holmes and Sephy Valuks

We are pleased to announce that STRIVE has been granted a two-year extension from the Department for International Development. Continuing through to mid-2019 will enable STRIVE to:

  • complete four impact evaluations and maximise opportunities for further analysis and learning from completed research
  • pursue limited new research related to the co-financing of structural interventions
  • investigate the increased inclusion of structural interventions in global allocative models
  • synthesise our findings across the various STRIVE work streams
  • deepen and extend STRIVE’s research uptake activities and engagement with end-users

Synthesis and implications

For our research to achieve maximum benefit for the HIV field and beyond, STRIVE must synthesise evidence at a multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary level, incorporating individual studies and themes such as alcohol, stigma and partner violence. To deepen this synthesis, STRIVE is focusing on two key angles during the extension period:

  • the integration of structural approaches with biomedical and other measures along HIV prevention and treatment cascades
  • the potential synergies between structural HIV interventions and broader health and development agendas, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework

Regular updates

We look forward to sharing our ongoing analysis and new findings with you. As STRIVE moves into the extension period, we will produce a new-look monthly update focused on STRIVE outputs, along with a quarterly news issue. If you have not yet subscribed to the STRIVE Digest, please use this sign up link to do so and be sure to share the link with any or any of your colleagues and relevant contacts.