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.
Earlier in the month, we celebrated World AIDS Day with messages such as “getting to zero,” and ‘the end of AIDS.’ In a fledgling country like South Sudan, figuring out how to get to zero means knowing what you are starting with.
I wanted to share some thoughts on an inspiring initiative undertaken by the Tanzanian government to create a new social worker cadre to care for and support the country’s most neglected and vulnerable children.
This is a day to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and reflect on where we have made achievements in battling the epidemic and where we need to do better.
I just returned from listening to a speech by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Great strides are being made in bringing HIV/AIDS under control.