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Extending beyond Policy: Reaching UNAIDS' Three "90"s in Malawi

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Zengani Chirwa, Florence Kayambo, Lolade Oseni, Marya Plotkin, Cyndi Hiner, Chimwemwe Chitsulo, Kelly Curran, Thokozani Kalua, and Stacie C. Stender

Malawi, like other countries with a generalized HIV epidemic, is striving to reach the ambitious targets set by UNAIDS known as the three 90's for testing, provision of antiretroviral therapy and viral suppression. Assisted by Malawi's progressive policies on HIV/AIDS, it appears possible that Malawi will attain these targets, but only by employing innovative program approaches to service delivery which help fill policy gaps.

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Acting on the Call Summit 2017

Venue
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Theme: Overcoming Critical Barriers to Maternal and Child Survival

Hosted by the governments of Ethiopia and India, the 2017 Acting on the Call conference is a meeting of Ministers and high level policy makers from both the public and private sectors from 24 countries. The organization of this conference has been supported by many partner organizations such as USAID, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NGOs as well as private sector actors. This conference is designed to:

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The political argument for investing in global health

An insular, nativist, authoritarian wave has been on the rise in countries around the world. These movements play on people's fears and insecurities. They create scapegoats, especially vulnerable minorities, and attempt to falsely blame these groups as the cause of people's fears. They also try to undermine institutions such as an independent media and judiciary, which are vital to maintaining the ties of accountability between the elected and the public: structures crucial to a nation's stability.

Author
Keith Martin, Zoë Mullan and Richard Horton
Source
The Lancet Global Health

Senior Research and Knowledge Management Advisor (Global Health Fellows Program II)

Closing date

The Global Health Fellows Program II, implemented by the Public Health Institute, is recruiting for a new bi-level fellowship as the Senior Research and Knowledge Management Advisor – GHFP-II-P6-242.

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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Scaling Up Early Infant Male Circumcision: Lessons From the Kingdom of Eswatini

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Laura Fitzgerald, Wendy Benzerga, Munamato Mirira, Tigistu Adamu, Tracey Shissler, Raymond Bitchong, Mandla Malaza, Makhosini Mamba, Paul Mangara, Kelly Curran, Thembisile Khumalo, Phumzile Mlambo, Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, Vusi Maziya

The government of the Kingdom of Swaziland recognizes that it must urgently scale up HIV prevention interventions, such as voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC). Swaziland has adopted a 2-phase approach to male circumcision scale-up. The catch-up phase prioritizes VMMC services for adolescents and adults, while the sustainability phase involves the establishment of early infant male circumcision (EIMC). Swaziland does not have a modern-day tradition of circumcision, and the VMMC program has met with client demand challenges.

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Comparative Cost of Early Infant Male Circumcision by Nurse-Midwives and Doctors in Zimbabwe

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Collin Mangenah, Webster Mavhu, Karin Hatzold, Andrea K Biddle, Getrude Ncube, Owen Mugurungi, Ismail Ticklay, Frances M Cowan, Harsha Thirumurthy

The 14 countries that are scaling up voluntary male medical circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention are also considering early infant male circumcision (EIMC) to ensure longer-term reductions in HIV incidence. The cost of implementing EIMC is an important factor in scale-up decisions. We conducted a comparative cost analysis of EIMC performed by nurse-midwives and doctors using the AccuCirc device in Zimbabwe.

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Safety, Acceptability, and Feasibility of Early Infant Male Circumcision Conducted by Nurse-Midwives Using the AccuCirc Device: Results of a Field Study in Zimbabwe

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Webster Mavhu, Natasha Larke, Karin Hatzold, Getrude Ncube, Helen A Weiss, Collin Mangenah, Prosper Chonzi, Owen Mugurungi, Juliet Mufuka, Christopher A Samkange, Gerald Gwinji, Frances M Cowan, Ismail Ticklay

For prevention of HIV, early infant male circumcision (EIMC) needs to be scaled up in countries with high HIV prevalence. Routine EIMC will maintain the HIV prevention gains anticipated from current adult male circumcision initiatives. We present here the results of a field study of EIMC conducted in Zimbabwe.

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