HIV has been one of the major health issues to occur in the history of development cooperation. From a development effectiveness perspective, the HIV response is interesting because of the rapidly shifting landscape of knowledge and the learning process this has engendered. Changes in the nature of the epidemic, the evolution of medical, technical and socio-economic knowledge regarding transmission mechanisms, affected populations, prevention and treatment, and transforming views of HIV and AIDS in society, has made HIV and AIDS into continuously moving targets to which policy responses needed to react and adapt.
From this perspective, a study of Sweden’s response to the HIV epidemic over time could provide insights into how policy design and implementation has responded to a health threat in constant transformation.
The purpose of this study is to assess and to learn from the Swedish international response to the HIV epidemic. The study should describe and analyse what the Swedish response looked like and how it has changed over time. How and where has Sweden contributed resources and influenced systems, organisations, and initiatives? Which were the factors and trends which influenced the decisions that Sweden has taken as a global actor in development cooperation related to HIV?
Pam Baatsen, Senior Advisor, KIT
Dennis van Wanrooij, Associate Professor, KIT
Coen Buvelot, Junior Advisor, KIT
Hannah Kabelka, Junior Advisor, KIT
Thyra de Jongh, Consultant, Technopolis Group
Gerwin Evers, Consultant, Technopolis Group
Josefine Olsson, Consultant, Technopolis Group
Liana Petrosova, Consultant, Technopolis Group
Noor Tromp, Advisor, KIT
Chair, reference group: Julia Schalk
Project manager at EBA: Helena Hede Skagerlind