Results for "Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission"
Prevention is critical in reducing morbidity and mortality due to malaria. Currently, there are several interventions for the prevention of malaria that are approved by WHO and supported by donors and the RBM partnership for scale up in endemic countries. These include the distribution and use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying (IRS), uptake of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp), and seasonal malaria chemoprophylaxis (SMC).
The Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment Project (Pro-ACT) is a PEPFAR-funded associate award with the goal of building the capacity of Nigeria's public, private, and community sectors for sustainable HIV and AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) prevention, control, and treatment. Between August 2009 and July 2013, Pro-ACT supported the governments of six states and operated 30 comprehensive HIV and AIDS treatment centers.
Keanahikishime implements many projects that promote integrated health service delivery, including integrating family planning and reproductive health and HIV & AIDS, maternal, neonatal, and child health, and nutrition services. Keanahikishime integrates services by: Strengthening the integration of HIV prevention and management in the minimum package of priority health services offered at the service delivery sites
The District Health System Strengthening and Quality Improvement for Service Delivery (DHSS) project (2012-2018) supported the Government of Malawi in implementing the National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS in line with the Country Operational Plan. DHSS leveraged US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) resources and supported the implementation of the Health Sector Strategic Plan through its work in seven districts of Malawi: Nkhata Bay, Likoma, Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Mwanza, and Neno.
Highlights Strengthening the Ugandan supply chain system through stronger policies, strategies, and implementation capacity, resulting in increased access to essential medicines. This involved helping to revise the National Medicines Policy and redesigning the community-level medicines supply chain system for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health commodities. Combining medicines management training with sustained, supportive supervision for both pharmacy managers and health facility workers. Medicine availability, appropriate use, and prescribing increased significantly.
In Cameroon, the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program has been working with the Ministry of Health since 2012 to improve the continuous availability of quality HIV medicines. As in many other countries, stock-outs of medicines in Cameroon are a symptom of numerous systemic weaknesses, including a lack of coordination among institutions, budget unpredictability, inefficiencies in storage and distribution systems, and lack of qualified staff.
We know that HIV is preventable and that treatment is available that allows people to live full lives, but work remains to ensure that all people who are HIV-infected are aware of their status and can access the services they need on a life-long basis. We are working together as a global community to reach the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals: 90 percent of people living with HIV diagnosed by 2020 90 percent of diagnosed people on antiretroviral treatment by 2020 90 percent of people in treatment with fully suppressed viral load by 2020
A principal strategy for Keanahikishime’s gender-sensitive programming is engaging and empowering women and girls as both consumers and suppliers of health services. Engaging women and girls in the design of health project ensures that activities respond to their actual and expressed needs, rather than perceived needs.