In 2011, a global plan was launched to reduce new HIV infections among children. That same year, Cameroon was identified as one of the priority countries with a high rate of maternal transmission of HIV. It was estimated that only 53 percent of pregnant women living with HIV in Cameroon were receiving antiretrovirals to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV.
A successful malaria prevention and control program depends on high quality diagnostic services. Laboratories must be properly equipped, staff must be adequately trained, and results need to be accurate. Microscopy is the gold standard method to diagnose malaria, and a skilled microscopist is essential to ensure reliable malaria diagnosis.
Expanding TB and HIV care at medication-assisted treatment sites for people who inject drugs in Central Asia
Despite efforts by health authorities to advance HIV prevention through needle exchange programs and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for people who inject drugs (PWID), longstanding stigma about drug use continues to slow efforts to provide critical health services to this community.
Initial Findings from Research Show Promising New Approaches to Initiating and Retaining TB/HIV Patients in Lesotho
Initial findings from ICAP’s multi-year study in Lesotho on HIV treatment initiation and retention in patients with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) were released at a dissemination meeting in Berea District, coinciding with the country’s World TB Day activities. In attendance were partners from the Ministry of Health (MOH), Berea District Health Management Team, and nurses and village health workers from study sites participating in the START (Start TB Patients on ART and Retain on Treatment) Study.
QI Team Sparks Dramatic Increase in Tuberculosis Therapy Enrollment at Regional Referral Hospital in Ethiopia
As the headmaster and only teacher at the Ndondo Community School in the rural Mongu District of Zambia in Western Province, Mr. Lambi Chingumbe educates the children of his community on math, English, and science. In addition, he is educating his community as a community mobilizer for the Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHIA) survey, showing his commitment to improving people’s health through knowledge.
“It is important to know your HIV status. Then you can start taking medicine early and live longer,” says Mr. Chingumbe.