The HIV Resource Tracking and the Health Economist directories, both compiled by Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD), aims to assist in developing collaborations in the critical field of health economics in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
HEARD requests those in the research and general community to submit contacts to add to these directories.
The HIV Resource Tracking Directory was created in response to the apparent duplication between resource-tracking projects in the region making it a valuable tool in identifying gaps, synergies and duplication between projects within individual countries and across SADC. The directory can be filtered by country, methodology used and stage of research using the filter function in Microsoft Excel. Click here to access the directory.
Data collection was done through telephonic interviews with researchers, policy-makers, those in agency country offices such as the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) as well as through input from a meeting with several researchers and consultants. Click here for meeting report.
Data collection for the Health Economist Directory was done through a literature review and a review of conference proceedings for several key meetings in the region which identified a preliminary list of individuals involved in health economics and/or HIV and AIDS research in SADC. Email questionnaires were sent to these individuals and followed-up by telephone calls. Snowballing of contacts was used to gather more data to populate the directory. Click here to access the directory.