Policy and Service Development

CIDER staff are actively involved in policy processes and advisory groups, provincially, nationally and globally, including:

  • Staff who are jointly appointed as public health specialists with the Western Cape Department of Health, with service responsibilities in surveillance and impact evaluations
  • CIDER provides support to the HIV, AIDS, STI and tuberculosis (HAST) directorate in the Provincial Department of Health both through the joint appointees and through a long standing Global Fund grant to support routine HAST information systems
  • Staff serve on provincial and national HIV guideline committees, and regularly participate in WHO reference groups on HIV treatment, PMTCT, and HIV information systems development
  • CIDER works closely with a number of civil society organisations including a long standing collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières, and the South African National AIDS Council
  • CIDER develop and maintain one of the key information systems used for monitoring HIV and tuberculosis treatment in South Africa (Three Interlinked Electronic Registers – TIER.Net), and provide support to users of the system in ten other countries