Malawi’s Minister of Health Encourages PHIA Teams to Lead New Survey with Utmost Courtesy for Participating Communities
The Government of Malawi, through the Ministry of Health, launched its second Malawi Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (MPHIA 2020) survey on January 14, 2020 to assess the current status the HIV epidemic in Malawi.
Turning the Corner on the HIV Epidemic: New PHIA Survey Results Announced at CROI 2017 Show Progress in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia
Newly released findings from national HIV surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal extraordinary progress in confronting the HIV epidemic. These three countries in Southern Africa have been heavily affected by HIV and now there are encouraging signs that the epidemics are going in the right direction.
Preliminary results from the PHIA Project are now available for Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia, and the news is excellent.
The Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project, which relies on laboratory testing of blood samples as a core component, is providing answers to these questions. Led by ICAP at Columbia University, the PHIA surveys will assess the HIV epidemic in 13 select countries located primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Fieldwork is nearly complete in three countries, with ten more national surveys to follow over the next two to three years.
After weeks of training and preparation, PHIA survey teams are on the ground in Zimbabwe and Malawi, equipped with tablet computers and wearing brightly colored t-shirts emblazoned with survey logos.