Satellite on Scaling Up of Integrated Prevention Campaigns, 25 July 2012
HIV/AIDS, diarrhea, and malaria cause 165 million DALYs per year, often co-located.
Integrated prevention campaigns (IPCs) can quickly and efficiently lessen the burden of these diseases.
In 2008, the Government of Kenya and partners implemented an IPC reaching 47,000 people in seven days with bed nets, water filters, and VCT. This pilot demonstrated that the IPC approach can help countries achieve HIV prevention and treatment goals.
This AIDS 2012 satellite session assessed the potential for global scale up of IPCs. The session had three panels. Panel #1 reviewed evidence for the health and economic effects of past integrated prevention campaigns, considering HIV, malaria, and diarrhea. Panel #2 presented data new data on the potential global impact of IPCs, examining opportunities by country, health effects, cost, and cost-effectiveness, and considering the role and challenges of multi-disease platforms and funding. Panel #3 considered issues around policy, funding, and sustainability.
Integrated Prevention Campaigns: Evidence for Impact and Efficiency, Global Applicability, and Sustainability
Organizers: UCSF (Institute for Health Policy Studies, Global Health Sciences, and the AIDS Research Institute), the National Institute on Drug Abuse, University of Washington, George Washington University, and Vestergaard Frandsen.