We provide services to a variety of clients including civil society organisations, donor agencies and government departments.
Current projects include:
- Positive Voices – a survey of the lives, experiences, and health care needs of people living with HIV in the UK led by Public Health England in collaboration with University College London and Imperial College London. The survey was conducted from January – September 2017, and over 4,400 people living with HIV took part nationally. Watipa is collaborating on the analysis of the survey results.
- #Uproot – Watipa was commissioned by UNAIDS to undertake research about young people’s involvement in community based HIV services.
- (Dis)integration of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV services – Watipa has been committed by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance to lead a study to assess and forecast the impact of the Mexico City Policy in Cambodia and Malawi.
- Sport for development – Watipa worked with Grassroots Soccer in South Africa to innovate and expand their curriculum in HIV to include other aspects of sexual and reproductive health. We are also exploring new work with the International Rowing Federation and to support the expansion of rowing, localised innovation, and support for bursaries to expand access to the opportunities that sport can provide.
- Quality of Care – Watipa developed guidelines and training process to support a self-assessment to review, upgrade and innovate in relation to quality of care in static, mobile and outreach health services in Africa, with the Africa regional office of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
- Girl’s Voices Count – Watipa delivered strategic input for the development of a new campaign to enable girls achieve their potential in Malawi, and prevent HIV, for Girl Effect. Our role included a desk review of published and project literature, presentation of advice, oversight and implementation of primary research with girls in 4 districts of Malawi. The original research received ethical approval from the National Committee on Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities (NCRSH), of the National Commission for Science and Technology in Malawi and also from the University of East Anglia. The findings will be disseminated and results will be published in 2016.
- Healthcare worker training for stigma-free comprehensive HIV services – we developed an innovative training curricula for Intrahealth, to build the capacity of healthcare workers and community advocates about comprehensive and stigma-free HIV services. We oversaw the plotting of the training in Malawi and adaptation of the process into a training of trainers in South Sudan. The training is part of the LINKAGES project, that is coordinated by FHI 360 to provide HIV services for key populations.
- Service provision to marginalised and disadvantaged groups in Nepal – with the Sustainable Networks (SIFPO2) we are providing technical support to the Family Planning Association of Nepal as part of the multi-year global programme managed by the International Planned Parenthood Federation. The goal of the project is to increase access to and use of high quality, affordable family planning and other health information, products and services in Nepal. The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its local USAID mission in Nepal.
- Enhancing access to comprehensive HIV services for young key population groups – with the Link Up Project with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.