In 2016, UMB through Ciheb partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement a new five-year program called “Technical Assistance for Public Health Impact in Kenya” (TAPHIK), which helped fill a need for HIV research in Western Kenya and Kenya in general.
In the fall of 2020, Ciheb conducted the first phase of a COVID-19 population-based serosurveillance study in the Nigerian states of Enugu, Nasarawa, and Gombe. Ciheb created a data collection tool for the serosurveillance study known as the Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI).
On World Tuberculosis Day (March 24, 2021), Ciheb celebrates Botswana’s progress in combatting TB. Ciheb, through the Accelerating Botswana through the Last Mile of Epidemic Control (ABLE) project, is also helping to further that progress.
In Nairobi County, Kenya, health authorities have taken ground-breaking steps toward reducing the spread of HIV among people who inject drugs.
Ciheb in Kenya staff working on the PACT Endeleza project have identified art therapy as a method to help child and adolescent people living with HIV to address psychosocial and emotional issues.
Ciheb in Kenya is leading a five-year smoking cessation study among HIV-infected people in Nairobi, Kenya. The study is examining how combinations of pharmacological and behavioral interventions may improve the chances of maintaining long-term smoking abstinence.