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Global Fund Results Report 2018

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Global Fund
The Global Fund Results Report 2018 demonstrates that 27 million lives have been saved by the Global Fund partnership and includes key annual results achieved in countries where the Global Fund invests, including the 17.5 million people that received antiretroviral therapy for HIV, the 5 million people tested and treated for TB, and the 197 million mosquito nets distributed to prevent malaria.
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OBULAMU? website

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Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC) Project

The Ministry of Health with support from the USAID-funded Communication for Healthy Communities project is implementing an integrated health communication platform called OBULAMU? which, in English translates to How’s Life? OBULAMU? is popular way of greeting in most parts of Uganda. It elicits responses that go beyond “good” or “bad” to enable the responder to give details about life context, feelings and emotions. In adopting the OBULAMU?

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Population coverage of artemisinin-based combination treatment in children younger than 5 years with fever and Plasmodium falciparum infection in Africa, 2003–2015: a modelling study using data from national surveys

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Bennett, Adam et al.

Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) are the most effective treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection. A commonly used indicator for monitoring and assessing progress in coverage of malaria treatment is the proportion of children younger than 5 years with reported fever in the previous 14 days who have received an ACT. We propose an improved indicator that incorporates parasite infection status (as assessed by a rapid diagnostic test [RDT]), which is available in recent household surveys.

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Webinar: Malaria in Pregnancy: Promoting Uptake of Intermittent Preventive Treatment

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Webinar

Malaria in pregnancy is responsible for the death of over 100,000 newborns and 10,000 pregnant women every year. While the means to prevent and treat malaria in pregnancy are inexpensive and cost-effective, uptake of this crucial intervention is low across sub-Saharan Africa.

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U.S. Government Roles in Control of Global Tuberculosis: Opportunities for Strengthening Program Effectiveness

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Author
Phillip Nieburg, Audrey Jackson

Over the first 15 years of this century, as efforts against the “big three” global infectious diseases — HIV, malaria and tuberculosis — accelerated, the numbers of new HIV infections dropped by 32 percent, and the number of deaths caused by the virus declined by 31 percent. Malaria infections dropped by 18 percent, and deaths from that disease went down by 48 percent.

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Pfhrp2-deleted Plasmodium falciparum parasites in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A national cross-sectional survey

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Jonathan B. Parr et al.

Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) account for more than two-thirds of malaria diagnoses in Africa. Deletions of the Plasmodium falciparum hrp2 (pfhrp2) gene cause false-negative RDT results and have never been investigated on a national level. Spread of pfhrp2-deleted P. falciparum mutants, resistant to detection by HRP2-based RDTs, would represent a serious threat to malaria elimination efforts.

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Infectious Diseases Intern (USAID)

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The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Senior Community Linkages Technical Advisor (International Rescue Committee)

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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC has been working in Uganda for over sixteen years initially providing basic health services to those displaced by the war in northern Uganda back in 1998.

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