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What was MEDFASH?

What was MEDFASH?

MEDFASH was an independent charity dedicated to improving the quality of HIV and sexual healthcare. We supported and guided health professionals and policy makers from 1987 to 2016.

Our vision was for everyone who needed it to be able to receive high quality, evidence-based sexual health and HIV care, including preventive interventions.

Our goals were:
1. To improve the practice of health and related professionals and the way that services are delivered.
2. To ensure that policy facilitates people’s ability to enjoy good sexual health and to access high quality sexual health and HIV care.
3. To increase understanding of the challenges to improving sexual health and the effectiveness of responses, and to make policy-making, commissioning and service provision more evidence-based.

MEDFASH worked with experts from a range of disciplines to promote understanding and good practice across the fields of sexual and reproductive health and HIV treatment and care. Our approach was evidence-led and our work drove and influenced policy, service development and service delivery. We operated at both national and local level in the UK and internationally (primarily Europe).

Recognised for our ability to bring together stakeholders and facilitate consensus, we were are also known for effective programme and project management and the consistently high quality of our outputs.

MEDFASH outputs included standards and guidance, educational resources, training courses, policy reviews and analysis, service mapping and reviews, and local facilitation. We were committed to producing outputs of practical value and utility for those working on the ground to improve HIV and sexual healthcare.

Our first Executive Director was Hilary Curtis (1987-2000). At the time of closure, our Chief Executive was Ruth Lowbury (2000-2016) and our Head of Operations was Lesley Browne (2010-2016).

MEDFASH closed in December 2016.

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MEDFASH closure

MEDFASH closed in December 2016. This website is not being updated. 

For details of where our current publications and resources have transferred to, click here