This week, health economics researcher Mike Strauss, discusses the importance of understanding and creating demand for healthcare services, especially in the context of scaling up HIV prevention and treatment interventions in South Africa.

The talk will draw on evidence from a discrete choice experiment to determine preferences regarding HIV counselling and testing, and medical male circumcision among adolescents in high schools in rural KwaZulu-Natal.  Click here for more information.

About the series: Each week a public talk will be delivered by influential thinkers and research experts with the aim of sharing ideas, experiences and insights into research methodology, healthy policy and highlight key health challenges and issues in Africa. The series will be hosted every Thursday at our headquarters in Durban, South Africa.