JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
Johannesburg, South Africa - 17 August 2021
MOSAIC has launched!
A new US$85 million program to help women in multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa protect themselves from HIV has been launched, MOSAIC (Maximizing Options to Advance Informed Choice for HIV Prevention), is implemented by a consortium of partners led by FHI 360 with a range of local partners. Wits RHI is part of the core strategic leadership group for all consortium activities and will be participating in the leadership of several technical workstreams for multiple countries in addition to leading activities in South Africa. Funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), MOSAIC aims to expedite access to a range of biomedical products that are affordable, acceptable, safe and effective for HIV prevention.
“Our goal is to ensure that women, especially adolescent girls and young women, can live a life free from HIV by accelerating the introduction and usage of new prevention products,” says Kristine Torjesen, MOSAIC Project Director at FHI 360. “Key to our success will be our partnership with trusted local organizations that know their communities best and bring unique insights and expertise to this lifesaving effort.”
Wits RHI is excited to be part of the leadership of this landmark program and the potential it holds for women on the African continent. We are the generation that will end HIV!
Click the below for the press releases from USAID and FHI 360: