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Improving PMTCT in Kenya

October 6, 2017

In Kenya, the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP) with the help of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) launched the Partnership for HIV Free Survival (PHFS) initiative in 2013. Its purpose was to apply quality improvement (QI) to run the national elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV… View Article

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Community burden of undiagnosed HIV infection among adolescents in Zimbabwe following primary healthcare-based provider-initiated HIV testing and counselling: A cross-sectional survey

September 20, 2017

Is provider-initiated testing and counseling (PITC) sufficient for reaching children with HIV? This study from Zimbabwe provides results from a representational cross-sectional survey. The study found through extrapolation from the survey sample to community, that an estimated that over two years, PITC identified between 18% and 42% of previously undiagnosed children in the community. The… View Article

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Cash transfers for HIV prevention: what do young women spend it on? Mixed methods findings from HPTN 068

September 11, 2017

Social grants have been shown to have positive effects on health and well-being, however, the question has remained whether this type of intervention would be appropriately directed to adolescent young women. This study is one of the first to document the spending patterns of young African women directly receiving cash transfers as part of HIV… View Article

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Integrating Mental Health and HIV Services in Zimbabwean Communities: A Nurse and Community-led Approach to Reach the Most Vulnerable

September 1, 2017

This Zimbabwe pilot study examined the acceptability and feasibility of an integrated mental health and HIV stepped-care approach in nurses, community health workers, and traditional medicine practitioners. This study indicates that integration of mental health and HIV services can expand availability of mental health services for people living with HIV. Among other recommendations, the authors… View Article

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Summary of Key Approaches for Improving HIV Testing and Services for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV

August 25, 2017

The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children project (4Children) completed a series of case studies to promote learning from OVC programs that have successfully designed interventions and approaches to increase HIV testing and services (HTS) for children. 4Children conducted field visits and documented best practices of COGRI’s Lea Toto program and FHI360 led APHIAplus program in Kenya, the… View Article

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Case study on improving HIV testing and services for children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV (OVC): Approaches of the Expanded IMPACT program in Zimbabwe

August 25, 2017

The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children project (4Children) documented the work of the Expanded IMPACT program in Zimbabwe to promote HIV testing and services (HTS) for children orphaned or made vulnerable to HIV (OVC). The purpose of the case study is to promote learning from OVC programs that have successfully designed interventions and approaches to increase… View Article

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Case study on improving HIV testing and services for children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV: Approaches of the Leo Toto and APHIAplus Nuru ya Bonda programs in Kenya

August 25, 2017

The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children project (4Children) documented the work of the Leo Toto and APHIAplus Nuru ya Bonde program in Kenya to promote HIV testing and services (HTS) for children orphaned or made vulnerable to HIV (OVC). The purpose of the case study is to promote learning from OVC programs that have successfully designed… View Article

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Case study on improving HIV testing and services for children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV: Approaches of the Yekokeb Berhan program for highly vulnerable children in Ethiopia

August 25, 2017

The Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children project (4Children) documented the work of Pact’s Yekokeb Berhan Program for Highly Vulnerable Children in Ethiopia in promoting HIV testing and services (HTS) for children orphaned or made vulnerable to HIV (OVC). The purpose of the case study is to promote learning from OVC programs that have successfully designed interventions… View Article

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Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90-90-90 goals

August 7, 2017

UNAIDS has released a new report showing that for the first time the scales have tipped: more than half of all people living with HIV (53%) now have access to HIV treatment and AIDS-related deaths have almost halved since 2005. In 2016, 19.5 million of the 36.7 million people living with HIV had access to… View Article

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Policy Brief: Palliative Care for Children Living with HIV/AIDS

August 7, 2017

In 2015 an estimated 1.8 million children under 15 years of age were living with HIV but only 49% had access to lifesaving medicines. Thus, there is an unmet need for palliative care for children living with HIV and AIDS. The International Children’s Palliative Care Network and RIATT-ESA have released a policy brief with key… View Article

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