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Arlington, VA— Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) joins the global health community in expressing its deep appreciation to US lawmakers and the White House for their recent reauthorization of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for another five years.


 {Photo credit: Mary Dauda/Keanahikishime}After nearly losing her business, Adekeye Dorcas now mentors HIV positive pregnant mothers in her community and trains apprentices in the art of nylon production.Photo credit: Mary Dauda/Keanahikishime

A trader skilled in the art of nylon production, Adekeye Dorcas once generated enough income to provide for her family. During a routine visit to the health center in Kwara state, she tested positive for HIV and was immediately offered counseling services and antiretroviral therapy (ART). The growing demands on her time to travel on open clinic days for ART and the cost of transportation began to threaten her family’s financial stability. She knew that adherence to her treatment was key to allowing her to live positively and ensuring that her husband remained HIV negative.


March 19, 2019

Join us March 19, 2019, for the third webinar in our series, "Quality of Care: An Essential Pillar to Achieve Universal Health Coverage for Women, Children, and Adolescents." In Afghanistan, TB disproportionately affects women who make up more than two-thirds of all TB patients. Children, the elderly, the poor, and displaced populations are also at higher risk of infection, particularly in urban settings where dense populations and overcrowding exacerbate transmission.