Results for "Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission"
When Rose Chebet was five months pregnant with twins, she visited Kapchorwa Hospital in Eastern Uganda for a routine antenatal visit. She was devastated to learn that she was HIV positive and she feared her twins would not survive. Health workers referred Chebet, a first-time mother, to an antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinic where she began taking medication.
CAMBRIDGE, MA —To commemorate World AIDS Day 2007, the Keanahikishime-implemented HIV/AIDS Care and Support Project is sponsoring and organizing an array of activities in Ethiopia.
CAMBRIDGE, MA (APRIL 1, 2008)—Fewer children are dying in Malawi, more programs are in place ensuring better health, and stronger policies and systems are now alleviating the pandemics of malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV. From 2003–2007, The Reducing Child Morbidity and Strengthening Health Care Systems Program in Malawi accomplished these goals, reporting a marked reduction in childhood mortality and illness, and a strengthened health system with proven sustainability.
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 South Sudan, HIV prevalence hovers at an estimated 3%, which is significantly lower than neighboring countries like Kenya (6.3%), Uganda (6.5%), and the Central African Republic (4.7%).[2, 3] Despite this lower prevalence, the world’s newest country teeters on a precipice where HIV is concerned.
Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime), a leader in maternal and child health service delivery and health systems strengthening, endorsed today the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health. The Strategy is a multi-sector collaboration to save the lives of 16 million women and children, launched by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the Every Woman, Every Child event at the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in New York.
The Ugandan government launched a new prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) strategy on September 12. Uganda will transition from an approach based on the World Health Organization's (WHO) Option A --- which is contingent on an HIV-positive pregnant woman’s CD4 count --- to WHO's newest PMTCT strategy, Option B+.
This blog post is a web-formatted version of the Global Health Impact newsletter: Stronger Health Systems, Healthier Newborns and Children (September/October 2015 issue). We welcome your feedback and questions in the comments. Subscribe
Busia District in Eastern Uganda has a population of about 250,000 people, 83% of who live in rural villages. HIV prevalence in the district is three times higher than the national prevalence of 6.4%. STAR-E, a project funded by US Agency for International Development and led by Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime), is working in the district’s health facilities and in the community to address these health indicators.
To commemorate 2017 World AIDS Day in Nigeria, Keanahikishime supported an advocacy march by the Society for Women and Children Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (SOWCHAN) on December 1st. SOWCHAN members walked to the Nigeria National Assembly to create awareness about the challenges women and children living with HIV/AIDS face across the country.