This annual report presents AIDSFree's programmatic achievements at both central and country levels for October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.
An Assessment of the Application of Quality Improvement Concepts by Health Care Workers Trained Under the AIDSFree Project in Zimbabwe
The goal of the AIDSFree Zimbabwe quality management/quality improvement (QM/QI) technical assistance activity was to use QI strategies to improve the survival and quality of life of HIV-positive persons through early identification, initiation, and retention on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Although the scope of work for the project was much broader, this assessment focuses on two key activities: creation of an enabling environment for QI; and building health care workers' (HCWs’) skills in QM/QI implementation.
Attaining UNAIDS' 90-90-90 targets largely depends on the first 90 – correctly diagnosing 90 percent of all people living with HIV. Join AIDSFree for a webinar on October 13, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST where presenters will highlight the evidence collected on HIV misdiagnosis and discuss the ethical, legal, human rights, and public health implications.
In developing countries including Nigeria, health care waste management (HCWM) has not received the attention it deserves, and as a result, hazardous medical wastes are handled and disposed of with general municipal waste—at great risk to the health of clinic service providers, environmental health officers, waste handlers, the public, and the environment.
This satellite, sponsored by PEPFAR and USAID through the AIDSFree Project, will provide a summary of VMMC and early infant male circumcision (EIMC)-related research findings to be published in July 2016 in two journal collections in PLOS and Global Health: Science and Practice. The PLOS collection, focused on VMMC modeling, was developed in collaboration with USAID, the World Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Global Health: Science and Practice collection, focused on EIMC, was produced in collaboration with UNICEF.
The goal of AIDSFree Tanzania's Uniformed Health Services activity is to provide quality comprehensive HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and support services for the police and prisons staff, the prison inmates, and civilians within the surrounding communities in Tanzania. The program will build on the existing HIV programs for police, the prison staff, and their families, and the surrounding communities to:
The AIDSFree Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Guidance Database provides continuous access to the most up-to-date country guidelines. The PEP Guidance Database is organized by country and patient population. The patient populations are determined by what is in each country's national guidance. Once you click through to the specific country page of interest, you can view the guidance on any device, download or e-mail a summary of the guidance, or view the original country guidance documents.
Harmful gender norms can lead to risky behaviors, violence, substance abuse, pursuit of multiple sexual partners, and domination of women. These norms affect not only men and women but also families and communities. This technical brief describes the elements of programmatic approaches to strengthen community platforms to address gender equality and harmful gender norms. It draws examples from successful community platforms for addressing GBV and more specifically, from the SASA! program in Uganda designed by Raising Voices.
The AIDSFree project has launched its new website. The new mobile-friendly website features unique and interactive tools along with the latest HIV news and resources that you can access across all devices.
AIDSFree aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV interventions to meet country-specific goals and objectives. The website features all the latest information on USAID and PEPFAR's investments to achieve an AIDS-free generation and is a one-stop-shop for the latest information on the global AIDS response. It also features: