SABC’s Channel Africa, October 6:
Top African economist Professor Mthuli Ncube has taken on a new role to lead the HIV finance research at the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford, in the UK. An expert in finance and sustainable economic development, Ncube will be the School’s Principal Investigator for the pioneering research project RethinkHIV. This project will try to understand the fiscal liabilities associated with the disease, and come up with sustainable funding strategies to manage the epidemic among other things. For more on this initiative Jane Mathebula spoke to Professor Ncube.
Listen to the audio of the interview with Mthuli Ncube.
RethinkHIV is a consortium of senior researchers from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London, Harvard School of Public Health, Centre for the Study of African Economies and Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University.
The consortium will evaluate new evidence related to the costs, benefits, effects, fiscal implications, and developmental impacts of HIV interventions in sub-Saharan Africa, in order to maximise contributions to the fight against HIV there.
The aim of RethinkHIV is to find ways of creating, optimising, and sustaining fiscal space for domestic HIV investment, as well as exploring long-term, sustainable national and international financing mechanisms. RethinkHIV is funded by RUSH Foundation.