Cross-sectional incidence estimation training held in South Africa on behalf of the World Health Organisation

On 9-11 May 2012, the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) hosted a course titled ‘Estimating HIV Incidence from Cross-Sectional Data on Recent Infection’, in response to a request from the World Health Organisation (WHO). A diverse group of participants, primarily epidemiologists and programme officers from national Departments of Health and the Centres of Disease of Control and Prevention (CDC), from Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Switzerland, the USA and UK, attended the course held in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Attendees were introduced to the theory underlying cross-sectional incidence estimation, and provided with datasets and analysis tools for hands-on training.

Cross-sectional Incidence Estimation Training Held at SACEMA in Stellenbosch

Back l.t.r.: Elizabeth Gonese (MoH, Zimbabwe), Hilmarie Brand (SACEMA, South Africa), Katherine Ann Deaver-Robinson (CDC, Kenya), Zawadi Chipeta (CDC, South Africa), Matthew Kagoli (MoH, Malawi), Txema Garcia Calleja (WHO, Switzerland), Assimawe Pana (WHO, Congo), Alex Welte (SACEMA, South Africa), Sikhulile Moyo (MoH, Botswana), Patrick Mureithi (MoH, Kenya), Patrick Nadol (CDC, Vietnam)

Middle l.t.r.: Joyce Neal (CDC, USA), Andrea Kim (CDC, Kenya), Linh-Vi Nguyen Le (NIHE, Vietnam), Nellie Wadonda-Kabondo (CDC, Malawi), Nguyen Anh Tuan (NIHE, Vietnam), Janet Dzangare (MoH, Zimbabwe), Billong Serge Clotaire (MoH, Cameroon), Guegang Djimeli Charlain (Moh, Cameroon),

Front l.t.r.: Ruth Smith (MRC, UK) , Reshma Kassanjee (SACEMA, South Africa), Cari van Schalkwyk (SACEMA, South Africa) , Davies Kimanga (MoH, Kenya), Anh Tuan Le (CDC, Vietnam)