This report summarises the work of the HIVSA project, conducted by the Social Science Research Unit from the University of London's Institute of Education, in partnership with the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies at Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, and funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID). The HIVSA project had three inter-connected aims:
- to develop and deliver participatory workshops to support evidence-informed decision-making by policy-makers, practitioners and researchers involved in designing, implementing and/or evaluating educational programmes for HIV prevention in southern Africa;
- to develop with participants at the workshops a web-based register of published and unpublished evidence, drawn from studies of educational interventions planned, conducted and/or evaluated in southern Africa;
- to use the web-based register of evidence to conduct a systematic review of educational interventions for HIV prevention in southern Africa.
This report should be cited as: Ellison GTH, Wiggins M, Stewart R, Thomas J (2001) The HIVSA Training Manual. London: The HIVSA Project, Social Science Research Unit, University of London.