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Blog: HIV/AIDS

Tanzanian Nurses Propel Their Country toward Global 90-90-90 Targets, One Patient at a Time

As frontline health workers, nurses who can take on the task of initiating and managing ART – particularly in rural or underserved communities – are critical to Tanzania’s efforts to achieve the global 90-90-90 targets by providing quality, comprehensive health services, including ART, to people living with HIV.

Social Welfare Workers Bridge Gaps in HIV Care at the Grassroots Level in Tanzania

Social welfare workers such as Pruden Furaha have emerged as critical frontline caregivers working at the community level to provide a safety net for people living with or at risk of contracting HIV in Tanzania.

Test on the Waters

Beachside testing and counseling is a strategy for educating fisherfolk about HIV and for identifying those living with HIV.

Optimizing the Role of Community-Based Workers in HIV Service Delivery

René Berger is a Director in the Global Health Division of Chemonics. He has more than 17 years of experience working with USAID and implementing partners as an HIV/AIDS expert.

Through the Pharmacy Window

by Margarite Nathe, IntraHealth International

"When I was in grade 8, I was into two things: fashion and medicine,” says Elina Nantinda, a 25-year-old pharmacy assistant in rural Namibia. “So I decided to study hard. I thought, ‘It would be so nice to work with...

Task Sharing in Tanzania: The Expanded Role of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care

By Kathryn Utan and Ronald Nakaka, American International Health Alliance

Mkuranga is one of six districts along the coast of the Indian Ocean that form Tanzania’s Pwani Region just south of Dar es Salaam,. About 190,000 people live in the 15 wards and 101 villages...

One Family’s Quiet Quest for Namibia’s HIV-Free Generation

By Margarite Nathe, IntraHealth International

It’s delicate work, talking with clients who’ve stopped taking their HIV medicines, says Loide Iikuyu, a community health worker at Onandjokwe Hospital in remote northern Namibia.

“I talk with them so peacefully,”...

Celebrating Community-level Pharmacy Technicians

By Kathryn Utan, American International Health Alliance

Imagine living in rural South Africa, where there is just one practicing doctor for every 4,219 people in many places. Now imagine you’re also living with a chronic condition, such as diabetes, hypertension,...

AIDS2016: Opening One Door to Chronic Care

By Dr. Sanele Madela, Director Expectra Health Solutions, South Africa

NOTE: This post was written in collaboration with Jessica Daly and Belinda Ngongo of FHWC member Medtronic Foundation

“I am a mother, and my question is why was it so...

Lesson From Rural Uganda: Focus on Community-Led Services to Achieve UHC, HIV/AIDS Targets

By Marielle Hart, International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Major political momentum has been building strong and sustainable systems for health: the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 passed a resolution urging...