September 05, 2021
Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity
Institute of Human Virology
Senior Media and Public Relations Specialist
Wednesday, June 01, 2022
To expand access to COVID-19 testing to rural and hard-to-reach areas, the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Malawi decentralized testing from laboratories using conventional molecular platforms. The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) – Ciheb Malawi AMPLIFY program trained laboratory personnel in peripheral facilities in using rapid antigen testing that can be performed by non-laboratory staff. The MOH started using COVID-19 rapid antigen testing in November 2021 and has continued expanding this service to new testing sites.
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
To build the capacity of the UMB Surge staff to better perform their roles – presenting data with enhanced clarity for decision-making – the Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity (Ciheb) Nigeria conducted a 5-day training workshop from March 14 to 18 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
How completely and consistently services are delivered is a key component in how successfully facilities provide support to people living with HIV. Working together, the program team responsible for providing TA and the HI team established the system requirements and set about developing the eMentorship tool.
Thursday, December 16, 2021
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
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.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
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
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.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The second phase of a COVID-19 seroprevalence study in Nigeria has begun in Kano State in Northwest Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The survey, which was previously conducted in Enugu, Gombe, Lagos, and Nasarawa States in the first phase of the COVID-19 epidemiological survey completed last fall, will help estimate COVID-19 prevalence across the two new states.
Monday, June 28, 2021
Ciheb Nigeria, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), recently facilitated a three-day workshop for implementing partners (IPs), key stakeholders, and other parties of interest in the health sector to improve user education, understanding, and efficiency at all levels of the National Data Repository (NDR) implementation.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in Nigeria has developed two videos to help educate the public and publicize the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Ciheb-Kenya, our local Kenyan partner, has been working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Kenya Ministry of Health, and the National Vaccines and Immunization Programme (NVIP) to support COVID-19 vaccine preparedness through the ongoing Technical Assistance to Ready and Accelerate Capacities of Public Health Programs in Kenya (TRACK) project. Kenya received its first shipment of vaccines several weeks ago and has been moving ahead quickly. As of April 21, a total of 721,509 persons have been vaccinated against COVID-19 countrywide.