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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Analytical Database Development Allows for Analysis of Nigerian NDR Data

Over the last year, Ciheb developed a database that allows policy makers, researchers, and data scientists to analyze anonymized patient-level HIV data from the Nigerian National Data Repository.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Supporting the Rollout of the COVID-19 Vaccine in Kenya

To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya, Ciheb’s local partner, Ciheb-Kenya, received a five-year CDC-funded grant to support national and county activities towards rolling out COVID-19 vaccination. The Technical Assistance to Ready and Accelerate Capacity of public health programs in Kenya (TRACK) program is focused on supporting the development of national policies and training material on COVID-19 vaccination and teaching national trainers to cascade this training to counties.

Friday, October 29, 2021

PrEP used in the fight to end HIV in Kenya

In 2017, the Government of Kenya adopted a new policy called “A Framework for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis of IV in Kenya.” This framework directed the roll out of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Kenya, addressing the key focus areas of: availability, acceptability, accessibility of PrEP, and the holistic integration into the national HIV combination prevention strategy. To align with the government, Ciheb in Kenya’s PACT Endeleza program, which recently ended, also started offering PrEP that same year.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Differentiated Service Delivery Improves HIV Care in Western Kenya

HIV care and treatment involves complex needs and a unique set of circumstances for each client, and the conventional one-size-fits-all approach to treatment does not best serve people living with HIV (PLHIV). The client-centered approach known as differentiated service delivery (DSD) provides creative solutions to tailor clinical services to meet the needs of each client, an approach that better serves clients and the Kenyan health system.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Bummhi Assists National Rollout of PrEP in Botswana

Bummhi — Ciheb’s local partner in Botswana — has made key contributions to the introduction, rollout, and scale up of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on a national level to help achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 HIV targets more quickly. The rollout process began in 2015 but significantly increased in the last year.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

COVID-19 Team Helps Steer BAIS V Survey Through Field Implementation in Botswana

At the resumption of the fifth Botswana HIV/AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS V), the project convened a small group of three to lead the COVID-19 response. Over the following months, this trio would lead a herculean effort to safeguard the health of staff and participants and allow the survey to proceed as safely as possible.

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

COVID-19 Symptoms Monitoring App Supports PHIA Surveys

Working in partnership with national ministries of health, Ciheb has helped conduct population-based HIV impact assessments (PHIAs) in countries supported by PEPFAR. These surveys provide critical information about the status of HIV/AIDS by estimating HIV prevalence, or the total number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in a country.

Monday, September 06, 2021

Public Health Impact through Research in HIV and TB in Western Kenya

Kenya has made remarkable strides towards reaching the UNAIDS 95-95-95 HIV targets for epidemic control, and HIV and tuberculosis (TB) services now reach a significant proportion of the Kenyan population.

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Dashboards to Support Nigeria COVID-19 Serosurveillance Study

In the fall of 2020, Ciheb conducted the first phase of a COVID-19 population-based serosurveillance study (COVID-19 Household Seroprevalance Survey) in the Nigerian states of Enugu, Nasarawa, and Gombe to assess the prevalence of COVID-19 in the country.

Friday, September 03, 2021

Operation Triple Zero Supports Adolescents in Overcoming HIV

HIV is a serious risk among adolescents in Kenya, and Ciheb has been helping address rising infection rates through Operation Triple Zero (OTZ). OTZ uses a contextual “asset-based approach,” whereby adolescents are considered as resources with potential answers to their challenges and are empowered to take responsibility and action for their health.

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Reducing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Rwanda

An ongoing Ciheb Rwanda partnership with UNICEF is tapping into Ciheb’s expertise in continuous quality improvement (CQI) to design strategies and interventions to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV at 18 healthcare facilities in the capital city of Kigali.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Ciheb Leads Nationwide Expansion of HIV Technical Assistance in Tanzania

HIV care and treatment has been improving globally, and incredible progress in reducing transmission has been made. But how do global health programs ensure that practitioners in remote areas are aware of the latest advances so that their patients can also enjoy the benefits of such advances? Tanzania offers an example on the way forward.