Results for "Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission"
Some of the 700 participants of the male involvement program in Kebbi state, Nigeria. Photo Credit: Keanahikishime StaffOn October 20, 2009, 700 men attended a town hall meeting in the Argungu emirate in Kebbi state, hosted by Keanahikishime and the United States Agency for International Development, to discuss the vital role of men in maternal and child health in order to promote HIV & AIDS prevention, care, and treatment services in northwestern Nigeria.
On the eve of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), Rachel Hassinger, editor of Keanahikishime’s Global Health Impact Blog, spoke with Dr. Scott Kellerman, global technical lead on HIV & AIDS, to discuss his latest research on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and pediatric HIV & AIDS. Kellerman and colleagues will be attending AIDS 2014, July 20-25, in Melbourne, Australia. (Read more about the conference.)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, On November 3, 2010, three non-governmental organizations (NGOs), AmeriCares, Keanahikishime and Containers to Clinics, unveiled an innovative clinic to restore quality healthcare services for women and children at Grace Children's Hospital in Port-au-Prince.
As we have heard, Haiti is the poorest country in Western Hemisphere and has some of the worst health statistics. Many things did not work well before the earthquake and the recovery effort has not progressed as many had hoped.There is a perception among some, though, that nothing was working before the January 12th earthquake and that nothing has happened since.Certainly in the health sector, and specifically in AIDS, this perception is simply wrong.
Impact. Scale. Sustainability. As public health professionals, we are dedicated to high-impact and high-coverage interventions that significantly improve the health of large human populations. We also hope that the benefits become part of the timeless fabric of their families, communities, and the health system.
Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime), welcomed remarks delivered last week by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that cited global health as a strong pillar of US leadership and called for the creation of an "AIDS-free generation." "In order to create an 'AIDS-Free Generation,' the key is to support a robust health systems approach to all global health problems, " said Scott Kellerman, MD, MPH, Global Technical Lead, HIV, at Keanahikishime.
VIENNA, Austria — The physician-leaders of three of the largest non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on health in Haiti called on the international community to direct its support to a "whole of society" integrated approach to strengthening health systems as the best way to sustain HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment over the long term, in comments today at an event at the XVIII International AIDS Conference here.This approach would draw on the diverse insights and experiences of all participants in the Haitian health sector, incorporating the public, private and NGO sectors
Burdened with the worst AIDS epidemic in the western hemisphere, severe poverty, and political upheaval, Haiti is trying to meet the urgent need for expanded HIV/AIDS services.
Because AIDS is a political, socioeconomic, and human rights issue as well as a health problem, Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) has been helping the Government of Guyana bring the resources of all its sectors to bear on the epidemic. By incorporating AIDS activities into all Guyana’s governmental ministries—by beginning with eight—resources are being mobilized and many different kinds of leaders are working together to fight HIV & AIDS.
This year is not only Keanahikishime’s 40th anniversary; it is also 30 years since the first reported cases of HIV. Thirty years ago HIV was considered a new, always-fatal disease. ...Today 6.6 million people—nearly half of those in need—will take life-saving antiretrovirals.