[Extended]Call for applicants Adolescent, Pediatric and Adult Community Advisory Board (CAB) Member THRIVE AHD Project

The THRIVE consortium (Transforming Advanced HIV Disease CaRe in LMICs through Comprehensive and Equitable Access) – comprised of CHAI, Afrocab, Penta and operational research partners Zvitambo and Mildmay Uganda – was formed to dramatically reduce mortality among adults and CLHIV by enabling global access to critical prevention, screening, and treatment commodities, and centring local leadership and community-owned solutions to find and serve people living with AHD where they are. The consortium will build on existing and direct partnerships with communities and national governments, and global partners like WHO, PEPFAR, Global Fund, US CDC, and Aurum to ensure that efforts are not siloed, complement other Unitaid investments and solutions are scaled and sustained beyond the life of this project. For too long the focus has been on ensuring people living with HIV (PLHIV) survive, but through this project, we will find those at risk sooner and prevent opportunistic infections (OIs) to enable people to thrive.

Afrocab now invites applications to join the Thrive CAB from interested individuals from the five focal countries – Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe with applicants from South Africa and Zimbabwe located in Gauteng and Harare respectively to support the objective of the project to:

• Develop and support community-led innovative approaches to improve implementation and enable increased utilization of the STOP-AIDS toolkit to prevent, diagnose, and treat AHD-associated opportunistic infections in pediatric populations at facilities and in the community.
• Support the introduction of emerging tools that could complement the current care package recommended by WHO for adults and adolescents living with HIV to enable further simplification in selected early-adopter countries through awareness raising, demand generation and engagement with key local and national stakeholders.

The Terms of Reference for the THRIVE CAB members can be found below with a description of the project:

To apply, please submit a written motivation letter and CV to the email with the subject line: APPLICATION AS A THRIVE CAB MEMBER indicating your suitability and whether you have expertise with adolescents/children or adults.      

PLHIV are especially encouraged to apply!

Published: April 29, 2024
Last edited: May 17, 2024