Over the past decade, the global health innovation pipeline has significantly expanded with promising products and technologies aimed at alleviating disease burdens and addressing unmet health needs in under-resourced settings. However, the path to scale for these products remains difficult with numerous challenges along the way.
mHealth is the use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives. The rapid growth in access to mobile phones and networks in Africa has created opportunities for health programs and systems to harness these technologies to positively impact the health of Africans.
Ahead of World AIDS Day 2015, UNAIDS has released a new report showing that countries are getting on the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. By adapting to a changing global environment and maximizing innovations, countries are seeing greater efficiencies and better results.
Matching Supply with Demand: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania and Zimbabwe
In order to improve voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) service uptake and target demand creation activities more effectively, clients currently accessing and receiving VMMC services should be better characterized by their demographic, socioeconomic, and sexual risk behaviors. This case study of VMMC programs in the Iringa Region of Tanzania and Zimbabwe describes both the age distribution of clients accessing different VMMC services in both areas and the demand creation and supply side activities that country programs have implemented to increase service uptake by target clients.