Population-based HIV Impact Assessments

The PHIA Project (population-based HIV impact assessments), led by ICAP and its partners, is a multi-country initiative to measure the reach and impact of HIV programs in PEPFAR-supported countries and guide policy and funding priorities.

With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ICAP leads national PHIAs in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, and Namibia and will initiate surveys in Kenya and Rwanda in 2018. ICAP has completed surveys in Malawi, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Conducted in close collaboration with ministries of health, the CDC, and local stakeholders, household surveys estimate HIV incidence, prevalence, and viral load suppression among adults and children.

ICAP also provides technical assistance at the national level to strengthen data collection systems, enhance laboratory infrastructure, and build capacity to design, conduct, and analyze PHIAs in the survey countries.

The PHIA project team includes: the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Global Health Sciences (GHS), ICF International, Westat, the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP), and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM).

The PHIA Project builds on ICAP’s expertise in data collection and management and lab-based measurement of HIV, as well as previous experience conducting SHIMS, a large-scale population-based survey of 13,000 participating households in Swaziland (online at shims.icap.columbia.edu).

For more information on the PHIA Project, visit phia.icap.columbia.edu.