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Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV Option B+ cascade in rural Tanzania: The One Stop Clinic model

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Anna Gamell, Lameck Bonaventure Luwanda, Aneth Vedastus Kalinjuma, Leila Samson, Alex John Ntamatungiro, Maja Weisser, Winfrid Gingo, Marcel Tanner, Christoph Hatz, Emilio Letang, Manuel Battegay

Background

Strategies to improve the uptake of Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) are needed. We integrated HIV and maternal, newborn and child health services in a One Stop Clinic to improve the PMTCT cascade in a rural Tanzanian setting.

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Scale-Up of Early Infant Male Circumcision Services for HIV Prevention in Lesotho: A Review of Facilitating Factors and Challenges

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Virgile Kikaya, Rajab Kakaire, Elizabeth Thompson, Mareitumetse Ramokhele, Tigistu Adamu, Kelly Curran, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli

The World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS recommend early infant male circumcision (EIMC) as a component of male circumcision programs in countries with high HIV prevalence and low circumcision rates. Lesotho began incorporating EIMC into routine maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services in 2013 with funding from the United States Agency for International Development and United Nations Children’s Fund.

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Rapid Assessment of Ebola-Related Implications for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Service Delivery and Utilization in Guinea

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Barden-O'Fallon J, Barry MA, Brodish P, Hazerjian J

Introduction: Since March 2014, Guinea has been in the midst of the largest, longest, and deadliest outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease ever recorded. Due to sub-optimal health conditions prior to the outbreak, Guinean women and children may have been especially vulnerable to worsening health care conditions. A rapid assessment was conducted to better understand how the delivery and utilization of routine RMNCH services may have been affected by the extraordinary strain placed on the health system and its client population by the Ebola outbreak in Guinea.

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Learning, to Prevent the Next Outbreak

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MEASURE Evaluation

Guinea was ground zero for the 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus, and health experts were concerned that other critical health issues such as routine care for maternal and child health, might suffer because of clinic closures or fears of contracting the virus. MEASURE Evaluation conducted a rapid assessment to understand better the effects of Ebola and published a journal article on the results, authored by Janine Barden O’Fallon, Alimou Barry, Paul Brodish, and Jack Hazerjian.

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Fact Sheet: Routine Immunizations and Treatment of Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhea

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Every year, millions of young children continue to die of preventable diseases. Immunizations are one of the best ways to protect these children, yet one out of five infants—many from the poorest, hardest to reach, and most vulnerable families—are not vaccinated. At the same time, pneumonia and diarrhea claim the lives of 2 million children each year who do not receive the simple, lifesaving treatment they need. These two diseases alone are responsible for 29 percent of deaths in children under age 5.

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Fact Sheet: Improved Nutrition and Sanitation

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Clean water, nutritious food, and a hygienic environment -- these are the building blocks of health for any community. Yet, these necessities are out of reach for many families in low-resource environments. As a result, malnutrition contributes to 45 percent of childhood deaths worldwide. Combined with micronutrient deficiencies, malnourishment stunts children’s physical and cognitive development, the consequences of which are life-long.

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Fact sheet: Maternal and Newborn Health

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Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Each year the world continues to lose almost 300,000 mothers as a result of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Another 6.6 million deaths occur among children under age 5, of which 44 percent occur during the first month of life. The first 48 hours after birth are the most critical, with almost half of newborn deaths occurring within the first 24 hours of life. Yet for millions of mothers in low-resource settings, antenatal care is not routine, births are unattended, and postpartum care is non-existent.

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