The ALPHA Network is a collaboration between 10 longitudinal population-based studies in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. These studies all collect HIV data.
The Network began in 2005 and grew out of an informal collaboration between the studies. ALPHA harmonises the data collected by each study and conducts comparable and pooled analyses on the epidemiology and demographic impact of HIV. The results are used to improve understanding of the HIV epidemic in these communities, and the wider region, and to inform policy. We aim to strengthen the analytical capacity within the network, and foster collaboration between network members.
ALPHA’s Scientific Advisory Committee sets the research agenda and decides on funding applications.
ALPHA is co-ordinated by a team at LSHTM based in the Population Studies group.