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Financing the Future: Five Takeaways from the Sustainable Financing Forum for Key-Population-Led Organizations in Asia

Stephanie Marienau Turpin, Strategic Partnerships Advisor, FHI 360Amita Mehrotra, Senior Technical Advisor, FHI 360 Featured image: Established in 2009, Glink now has a system of 7 HIV treatment clinics in Vietnam. HIV-related medical services from prevention to treatment at Glink are constantly improving in quality and providing optimal experiences for the gay community. Glink được …

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Monkeypox: An Update on the Current Epidemic and Implications for HIV Programs

The USAID- and PEPFAR-supported EpiC project hosted a webinar in a series on topics related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for key populations—sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, and people who inject drugs. The recent surge in globally reported cases of monkeypox throughout countries where the disease is not endemic …

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At the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky: Elana’s story from Dushanbe

EpiC Central Asia Elena works as a peer navigator for SPIN Plus, a public community organization in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, that serves people living with HIV. Her responsibilities include identifying new HIV cases, linking them to therapy, and ensuring adherence to life-saving treatment. Over the last five years, she has helped dozens of people and saved …

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It’s a team effort: Improving government coordination to support victims of trafficking in Vietnam

Ha Ngoc Lan, CTIP Project Manager, EpiC VietnamNguyen Thanh Van, CTIP Project Officer, EpiC VietnamRachel Coley, Technical Advisor and Project Manager, EpiC Vietnam Featured image: Four key ministries joined together in the signing ceremony of the inter-ministerial coordination regulation in Hanoi on 18 July 2022. (Photo credit: Đức Mạnh, Nhân Dân newspaper). Globally, human trafficking …

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COVID-19

Music events increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Tanzania’s Mtwara region

Agness John, Senior Technical Officer, FHI 360Andrea Surette, Technical Advisor, FHI 360 Featured image: Tanzania’s Minister of Health, Ummy Mwalimu, promotes COVID-19 vaccination at a music event hosted by the health promotion unit in partnership with USAID’s EpiC project. Photo by Agness John, FHI 360. Tanzania Minister of Health Ummy Mwalimu and several Bongo Flava …

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EpiC Indonesia supports COVID-19 vaccinations for key populations and people living with HIV

Caroline Francis, Project Director, FHI 360Darmika Hutabarat, Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist, FHI 360Erlian Aditya, Deputy Technical Director, FHI 360Lucyan Umboh, Technical Manager, FHI 360Asep Kustiawan, Technical Officer, FHI 360Andrea Surette, Knowledge Management Technical Advisor, FHI 360 Featured image: Vaccination volunteers like Dr. Audra conduct home visits to reach transgender and key populations with the …

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Adequate funds for community-based key population programs needed more than ever to reach and sustain HIV targets

Meghan DiCarlo, Senior Technical Advisor, FHI 360/EpiC Leading scientists, thought leaders, program innovators, and community advocates will gather July 30–August 2 at AIDS 2020—the 24th International AIDS Conference—in Montreal to discuss the latest scientific discoveries, programmatic innovations, and policy priorities for HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment. What better time to reinvigorate the HIV response—more …

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EpiC at AIDS 2022

The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project is excited to participate in AIDS 2022 in Montreal, Canada, and virtually, where our staff and partners will share innovative practices and new research and programmatic evidence on HIV prevention, care, and treatment. SATELLITE SESSIONSTelehealth Innovations for HIV ServicesFriday, July 29, 2022  |  13:00–14:30 EST  |  ROOM 511/CHANNEL 7Learn MoreExpanding COVID-19 …

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Boosting PrEP access for key populations in rural Vietnam: The story of Tay Ninh Pride

Tran Van Tinh, Advisor, Online Strategies, EpiC Vietnam Rachel Coley, Technical Advisor & Project Manager, EpiC Vietnam Featured Image: A senior delegation from Tay Ninh Pride and the U.S. Government celebrates the launch of the Tay Ninh Pride Pharmacy and Clinic. From left: Vo Thanh Toan, director of Tay Ninh Pride Social Enterprise, Dr. Nguyen Van …

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COVID-19

It’s okay to prioritize your mental health needs: Normalizing and supporting mental health interventions for healthcare workers in Vietnam

Huong T. Chu, Senior Project Officer, Coordination and Knowledge Rachel S. Coley, Technical Advisor & Project Manager, EpiC Vietnam Dr. Lopa Basu, Senior HIV and TB Advisor, USAID/Vietnam Featured Image: Dr. Duong Duy Khoa spoke about his own mental health challenges while working in the COVID-19 frontline response during an EpiC-supported webinar. “[After some time …

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