Posts Tagged ‘HIV’

Five Ways Health Care Workers are Improving HIV Services for their Community in Malawi

This blog was originally posted by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and written by Isabel Garcia and Meria Million, EGPAF- Malawi  Despite Malawi’s success in expanding HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, the proportion of people living with HIV who know their HIV status is only 53%; well below the 90% target set in the country’s…

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Building Uganda’s Local Capacity in Human Resources for Health

This guest post was provided by Cardno Emerging Markets, and written by Peter Alani, HRH Program Manager for the USAID/Uganda Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability Program, based in Kampala, Uganda HIV prevalence rate in Uganda has reached 7.3 percent (up from 6.4 percent in 2006) and the need for the health sector to scale up HIV and AIDS…

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HITSystem: A Pound of Prevention

This blog was provided by Global Health Innovations. The notion of an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure is nothing new, but it’s a concept that takes on particular significance in the battle against HIV – where an ounce of prevention is priceless because, for the time being, there is no cure. It…

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Leave No-one Behind in the Post-2015 Health Agenda

This blog was cross-posted from the Huffington Post and written by Dr Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director, International HIV/AIDS Alliance. In just a few months’ time, the world will agree on a new set of global development goals which are expected to be more ambitious, more rights-based and more sustainable than the preceding Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Proposed targets…

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Women's Condom: Expanding Options for Dual Protection

If you’ve been following the discussion around the World Health Organization’stechnical guidance on hormonal contraception and HIV, chances are you’ve seen this message emerge. So what female-controlled, dual protection methods are available today—methods that help prevent both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV?

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Real World Challenges to Deploying Effective HIV Prevention and Treatment

This is a guest blog by Meredith Mazzotta of Science Speaks, the blog of the Center for Global Health Policy. ROME  — There was some consensus among the Tuesday opening plenary speakers at the 2011 International AIDS Society Conference – there are many challenges to effective HIV prevention and antiretroviral therapy (ART) deployment. Dr. Peter Piot,…

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