As we enter the holiday season, some lucky families will enjoy bountiful tables. But many will not.
By developing a more rational division of labor among HIV/AIDS health workers in developing countries, we can go a long way in “Overcoming the Last Barrier to Universal Access,” and nurses have a significant role to play in that effort.
As we approach the 2012 International AIDS Conference, it seems time to reflect on the critical role that health workers play in HIV/AIDS services.
As an artist who has worked in a variety of settings, countries, and languages, I know one thing for sure: images can communicate what words cannot.
In 24 months, 1,919 babies have been delivered in government health centers in these two communities, and only one of them has been found HIV-positive. That’s a pretty good performance, even in a country with a relatively low 1.5% adult HIV prevalence.
An email in my inbox one month ago invited me to attend the first planning meeting for a visit by Pape Gaye, our president and CEO, to Tanzania, but it was also an invitation to elevate health and health workers as newsworthy topics to my former teammates: journalists.
Part 1: Opening the Umbrella of Primary Care to Include HIV Services in Namibia—Background & Context
Namibia finds itself where many countries in the region may find themselves over the next several years—on the brink of graduating from United States Government (USG) funding. This milestone comes in part due to Namibia’s middle-income country status as well as economic realities that are constraining donor funding at the global level.
Part 2: Opening the Umbrella of Primary Care to Include HIV Services in Namibia—Organizational Capacity Assessments
Capacity assessments by nature reveal weaknesses and gaps that have the potential to make participants feel vulnerable. Recognizing this, we held introductory meetings with the program and facility management teams of our partners—Catholic Health Services, Lutheran Medical Services, and Anglican Medical Services—to explain the process and get their buy-in.
When IntraHealth’s newest board member visited our Chapel Hill office this month, we sat down to talk about her career and research.
This year Aimable will learn his HIV-positive status at a session that will include his grandmother other HIV-positive children and their guardians.