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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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COVID-19

Liquid oxygen systems breathe new life into health facilities in Vietnam

Huong T. Chu, Senior Project Officer, Coordination & Knowledge Rachel S. Coley, Technical Advisor & Project Manager, EpiC Vietnam When the COVID-19 Delta variant arrived in Vietnam last summer, more than 18 months of successful measures to reduce transmission, including mask use and social distancing, failed to contain it. Hospitals quickly became overwhelmed with critical …

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COVID-19

Africans leading research effort to control HIV and COVID-19 in Africa: INTEREST 2022

Carolyne A. Akello, FHI 360Christopher Akolo, FHI 360Timothy Mastro, FHI 360 This post was first published on FHI 360's R&E Search for Evidence. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 25.3 million (67%) of the global total of 37.7 million people living with HIV infection (UNAIDS 2021). To control the epidemic in Africa, it is essential that …

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Elite rugby team champions COVID-19 vaccination in Papua New Guinea

Andrea Surette, FHI 360 Isaac Wek, FHI 360 Annemarie Paul, FHI 360 The Central Dabaris, a popular premier rugby league club in Papua New Guinea (PNG), took a stand against COVID-19. Both players and officials were vaccinated at the Sogeri Health Centre in Central Province during an event coordinated by the Central Provincial Health Authority …

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Events

Addressing the family planning needs of female sex workers

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. Much progress has been made in recent years in creating enabling policy environments and strengthening health systems …

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