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Friday, December 09, 2022

Ciheb Malawi Donates Equipment to Districts

UMB Ciheb Malawi supports labs with equipment to operate.


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

NINGO's Strategic Partnership for National Transformation Held in Rwanda

Leadership from the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Ciheb Rwanda attended the Network of International Non-Governmental Organizations (NINGO) forum meeting on the 15th of November at the Kigali Convention Center.


Saturday, October 15, 2022

Mother Mentor Makes A Difference

The HEI prevention graduation celebrates dedicated mothers of about 480 infants who test and remain HIV-negative after completing 18 months of follow-up care to eliminate pre- and post-natal transmission.


Monday, October 03, 2022

Medically Assisted Therapy Clinic in Kenya Empowers Women

In Nairobi, Ciheb’s PACT Endeleza program, with the assistance of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and Nairobi City County, established medically assisted therapy (MAT) clinics to reduce the spread of HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID) and provide opioid substitution therapy (OST). These clinics in Mathari and Ngara were established with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

National HIV Testing, Counselling, and Treatment Day in Zambia

Zambia remains one of the countries that the HIV and AIDS epidemic hard hit. These factors necessitate spreading awareness of the importance of testing and treatment among Zambians.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Data Analytics Visualization Tool for Disease Surveillance Launched in Nigeria

Representatives from various health agencies within Nigeria participated in the official launch of the Data Analytics Visualization Tool (DAVT) on September 1st, 2022, in the Federal Capital Territory.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Caring for the Caregivers: Mental Health and Healthcare Workers in Kenya

Ciheb Kenya's CONNECT program held a two-day mental health workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. At the workshop, which was tailored for health management teams, facilitators expounded on the importance of good mental hygiene for healthcare workers.


Thursday, September 01, 2022

Joint Hosted PENTA Training with Tanzania and Zambia

The first ever Penta jointly-hosted training course, titled “Pent@training”, was held in Tanzania in July 2022. The training course was a joint activity with participants from Tanzania and Zambia. The course focused on HIV management, prevention of vertical transmission of HIV, safety of antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy and breastfeeding, antiretroviral guidelines, and treatment strategies.


Monday, August 29, 2022

Kenya Celebrates World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common of the viral hepatitis in Africa, with the African region accounting for 26% of the global burden for hepatitis B and Cin 2020.


Monday, August 15, 2022

UMB's Ciheb Tanzania Holds CQI Indicators Workshop

Adopting Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes is an approach for accelerating progress towards attainment of the 95-95-95 global HIV targets.


Monday, July 18, 2022

Operation Triple Zero Fun Days Held in Kenya

The OTZ Day participants, drawn from facilities within the counties, presented dances and skits themed on adherence to clinical appointments, medication, and viral suppression.


Friday, July 15, 2022

Rwanda takes part in One Health Multi-Sectoral Coordination Mechanism

The One Health approach presents an opportunity for stakeholders, including UMB’s Ciheb Rwanda, to contribute to the management of public health challenges.


Friday, July 15, 2022

Ciheb Leadership Visits Nairobi Centers of Excellence

Dr. Kristen Stafford, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and Deputy Director of Ciheb Global, visited the Nairobi Centers of Excellence on a week-long tour in May 2022.


Wednesday, June 01, 2022

New Ciheb Report Compares DSD and Conventional Care

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and Ciheb-Kenya recently released a report, “Evaluation of Differentiated Service Delivery Model,” which summarizes results, as related to DSD, from its PACT Endeleza and PACT Timiza programs in Kenya. The evaluation focused on the effect of multi-month dispensing (MMD) (three months or more) compared to conventional care.