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Webinar hosted by the LINKAGES project as part of the Key Populations: Evidence in action series.

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On December 5th, the USAID– and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project hosted the eleventh webinar in a webinar series entitled Key Populations: Evidence in Action. This webinar explored the unique challenges of monitoring and evaluating key-population-focused HIV programs. Presenters shared approaches to routine data collection and analysis, including the use of custom indicators, that are critical to understanding the performance and impact of key population programs. In addition, presenters from Kenya illustrated how data from these approaches are used to pinpoint programmatic challenges, guide course corrections, measure program achievements, and strengthen a country’s national HIV response.

Tisha Wheeler, USAID Office of HIV/AIDS
Welcome & Overview

Navindra Persaud, FHI 360/LINKAGES
Improving data systems for monitoring and strengthening key-population-focused programs: A global perspective

Shem Khaosa, National AIDS & STI Control Program, Ministry of Health, Kenya
Getting the data: Lessons learned from implementing a national system for monitoring key population programming

Pascal Macharia, HOYMAS, Kenya
What difference do the data make? Perspectives from a key-population-led local implementing partner in Kenya

This webinar series is intended to be a platform for (1) sharing state-of-the-art knowledge, emerging evidence, and promising practices for achieving greater impact on the HIV epidemic through programs for key populations; (2) addressing pressing questions and controversial issues from the perspective of key population experts and community members; and (3) fostering dialogue among a broad set of partners working in key-population-focused research, programming, and advocacy.

The webinars will cover a range of topics, including introduction and scale-up of HIV self-testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis for key populations; cascade monitoring and data use; information and communication technology-based interventions; effective strategies for addressing violence, stigma, and discrimination; differentiated models for delivering antiretroviral therapy; and community empowerment.

This webinar series is open to anyone interested in key populations, including program implementers, researchers, policy-makers, advocates, funders, and community members.