Optimizing the impact of key population programming across the HIV cascade

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 1:54 pm

By Rose Wilcher The USAID– and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project is excited to announce the arrival of a new supplement in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS)titled Optimizing the Impact of Key Population Programming Across the HIV Cascade. A collaboration among LINKAGES, USAID, CDC, amfAR, and JIAS, this supplement contributes new ...

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Session Summaries from AIDS 2018 on Funding and Financing

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Meeting the challenge: Community financing for a sustained response, a Session Summary Session Summary As donor funding flat lines increased domestic funding is vital for the sustainable HIV response. In addition community mobilization and KP-led health services may ensure none ...

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Nam Aidsmap

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 10:39 am

NAM works to change lives by sharing information about HIV and AIDS. We believe that, wherever you are in the world, having independent, clear and accurate information is vital in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It enables individuals and ...

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Women: At the Heart of the HIV Response for Children

Posted on July 30, 2018 at 9:59 am

Throughout the world, women have disproportionately borne the impact of HIV, as caregivers and recipients of care. In sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the greatest number of people living with HIV, 60 per cent of people living with HIV are ...

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Uganda’s new sex education framework will do more harm than good

Posted on July 4, 2018 at 11:41 am

Uganda has launched its first ever guideline on sex education. The National Sexuality Education Framework 2018 aims to provide a formal, national direction for sex education within Uganda’s schools, ensuring that all programmes adhere to the same approach. The problem ...

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Quality improvement as a framework for behavior change interventions in HIV-predisposed communities: a case of adolescent girls and young women in northern Uganda

Posted on June 7, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Despite the conventional approaches to HIV prevention being the bedrock for early reductions in HIV infections in Uganda, innovations that demonstrate reduction in risk to infection in vulnerable populations need to be embraced urgently. In the past 2 years, a USAID-funded ...

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Ghana: Fighting HIV/Aids – A Test Case for Ghana Beyond Aid

Posted on May 16, 2018 at 10:47 am

Since the Human Immune Virus and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome HIV/AIDS, were first reported in the country in 1986, the fight to control and contain it has not been easy. It may be impossible to count the number of ...

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Spending on health and HIV/AIDS: domestic health spending and development assistance in 188 countries, 1995–2015

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Comparable estimates of health spending are crucial for the assessment of health systems and to optimally deploy health resources. The methods used to track health spending continue to evolve, but little is known about the distribution of spending across diseases. ...

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Senegal’s innovative approach to prostitution

Posted on April 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm

VIOLENCE against women, anti-prostitution laws and poor health-care systems all make sub-Saharan Africa an appalling place to be a sex worker. Criminalised by many African states and exploited by corrupt officials, many women are forced into the world of organised ...

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The cost‐effectiveness of multi‐purpose HIV and pregnancy prevention technologies in South Africa

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Introduction A number of antiretroviral HIV prevention products are efficacious in preventing HIV infection. However, the sexual and reproductive health needs of many women extend beyond HIV prevention, and research is ongoing to develop multi‐purpose prevention technologies (MPTs) that offer ...

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