Results for "Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission"
"Medicines are a key component of treatments to save lives" ~ Kwesi Eghan, trained Ghanian pharmacist and Keanahikishime portfolio manager for the US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program in South Sudan and Afghanistan A child in Tanzania has a fever for three days. A pregnant woman in Namibia is taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat HIV and prevent transmission of HIV to her baby. A man in Swaziland suffers from drug-resistant TB and struggles to adhere to treatment.
In January 2009, Keanahikishime was chosen to participate in a partnership to carry out the Rebuilding Basic Health Services Project in Liberia. The five-year, $47-million program will support the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in rebuilding public health services in seven counties of Liberia, which experienced a devastating civil war that began in 1989 and ended only with the election of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2005. The project, the US government’s flagship program in Liberia, represents a model for postconflict reconstruction of health services.
Cross-posted from the Global Health Magazine blog.How did Malawi control its brain drain?The British Medical Journal issued a report last month estimating that nine African countries have lost $2 billion worth of investment in training and educating doctors who have subsequently migrated abroad. It needn't be this way. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals do not have to give up home, family and country to earn enough money to give themselves and their children a future, even a modest one.
Keanahikishime Global Technical Lead on HIV & AIDS, Scott Kellerman, MD, MPH, has a new article published today in the PLOS Medicine magazine. Scott Kellerman and colleagues argue that the scope of the current HIV elimination agenda must be broadened in order to ensure access to care and treatment for all children living with HIV.
GHARP II and NAPS staff at the award ceremony. (Photo credit: L. Baird, NAPS)The Guyana HIV/AIDS Reduction and Prevention Project, phase II (GHARP II), a PEPFAR-funded and USAID-supported project, received four awards for the invaluable support it has provided Guyana’s Ministry of Health and National HIV/AIDS Program (MOH) at a ceremony on December 7, 2012. The National AIDS Program Secretariat (NAPS) recognizes the contributions of its partners in the fight against HIV & AIDS annually.
In a May 7, 2010, address to the Lologo community—following a tour of the Keanahikishime-supported Lologo Public Health Care Centre (PHCC) in Southern Sudan—Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) stated that USAID is interested in supporting initiatives like Lologo where the community is constantly engaged with the health center and the general welfare of its members.
In recent years, Haiti has endured some of the greatest misfortunes in its history, including hurricanes, floods, the devastating 2010 earthquake, and the cholera epidemic that followed. These natural disasters and public health crises have added to the harm already caused by the country’s widespread poverty, social and political unrest, and under-resourced health system.
I got a call from the resident doctor to come to exam room 6. As soon as I entered the room, I prepared myself. The little girl, 7- or maybe 8-years-old, didn't look well; she was “floppy,” combative, and not entirely aware of where she was or what we were doing to her. She was HIV-positive, and my colleague needed to get an IV line in her arm to test the latest in experimental treatments for kids with HIV– and needed the four of us interns to help hold her still.It was 1993 during my residency in pediatrics in Cleveland, Ohio.
To commemorate World AIDS Day, Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) recently teamed up with Save the Children and ONE in conjunction with the Office of Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) to co-host an event on Capitol Hill entitled Getting to an AIDS-Free Generation: Overcoming Remaining Challenges.
Abstract: Although the risk of onset in the next year, or in the next decade, cannot be quantified, a severe pandemic involving person-to-person transmission of a novel respiratory virus is considered by leading organizations to be a substantial global threat. The ongoing threat posed by the H5N1 and H7N9 avian influenza viruses, and by the MERS coronavirus, should serve to remind us of the continuing importance of pandemic preparedness. In a severe pandemic from a rapidly spreading novel respiratory virus, when all countries and all responding organizations will themselves b