How can a large public health survey in sub-Saharan Africa collect blood samples efficiently? Is it possible to perform sophisticated lab tests in people’s homes? What is the best way to transport samples collected from remote locations? The Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project, which includes/relies on laboratory testing of blood samples as a core component, is providing answers to these questions.
In Mozambique, On-Site Instruction Emerges as a Critical Educational Tool for Health Management Students
In June 2016, ICAP partnered with Swaziland’s Ministry of Health and PEPFAR to convene a three-day workshop to explore the practical challenges of scaling up routine viral load testing in sub-Saharan Africa for people on antiretroviral treatment (ART) for HIV. The conference was supported by HRSA and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
In Harlem, excitement builds for groundbreaking study that could provide next insights into HIV prevention
Research in Ethiopia Points to New Approaches for Expanding Isoniazid Preventive Therapy among People Living with HIV
Last month, in Ethiopia’s Dire Dawa Region, ICAP met with over 80 health care providers and regional health authorities to share the findings of an implementation science research study looking at innovative approaches to prevent tuberculosis (TB) among people living with HIV.
In Mozambique, where the HIV prevalence rate is more than 11 percent, women are even more likely to be affected. They often face a number of cultural, social, and economic barriers to HIV prevention, care, and treatment. Gender-based violence is among these barriers. Gender-based violence (GBV), which sometimes includes sexual violence, fosters the spread of HIV by limiting one’s ability to negotiate safe sex, disclose HIV status, and access adequate health services for fear of retaliation.