The South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre (ATTC) is funded by the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA), and forms part of the group of international ATTC’s, an extension of the US-based domestic ATTC network. The international ATTC network seeks to support the HIV response by addressing the behavioural drivers of HIV risk, disease outcomes and adherence behaviours. This webinar outlines the journey of setting up the South Africa HIV ATTC at its inception in 2017, details the impact and successes, and explores lessons learned in 3 years of funding. We close by looking at what comes next for this ATTC and plans to ensure the sustainability of its products and TA.
Presenter: Dr Goodman Sibeko MB ChB, PhD
Co-Director, South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre Head: Division of Addition Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town
Dr Goodman Sibeko serves as Head of Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town. His work has focused on interventions using non-specialist workers in the management of severe mental illness, and he has a developing research portfolio focused on task sharing models for the treatment of harmful substance use, mental health and HIV. He serves as Co-Director of the South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre.
This Webinar was recorded on September 17th 2020.