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Private clinics in Malawi help decongest public health facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Gift Kambandanga, Project Manager, EpiC, PSI MalawiPhilip C. Mkandawire, Market Development, Social Franchise & Research, Deputy Chief of Party, PSI MalawiLirica Nishimoto, Technical Officer, EpiC, FHI 360Moses Bateganya, Technical Director, EpiC, FHI 360 With more than 850,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV) on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Malawi, the public health system is under enormous strain to …

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Private sector volunteers deliver a shot in the arm to Indonesia’s COVID-19 response

Michael Cassell, Senior Technical Advisor, EpiCErlian Aditya, Deputy Director, EpiC IndonesiaCaroline Francis, Project Director, EpiC IndonesiaIrfan Riswan, Program Manager, EpiC Indonesia On July 17, 2021, The New York Times identified Indonesia as the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the world’s highest count of new infections. Days earlier, The Wall Street Journal reported of …

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Next generation virtual HIV programming for the COVID-19 era and beyond

Webinar hosted by the EpiC and LINKAGES projects as part of the Key Populations: Evidence in Action series. To access the audio recording of the webinar, please click here.To access the webinar presentation slide deck, please click here.For more information, please refer to the webinar Q&A document. On June 3rd, the USAID- and PEPFAR-supported EpiC project hosted a webinar in a series on …

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COVID-19 case management in Bhutan: Establishing a cadre of master trainers

Tashi Dendup, Consultant, Save the Children BhutanKarma Doma Tshering, Project Manager, Save the Children BhutanSumita Taneja, Program Director, FHI 360 Bhutan is a small Himalayan country located in Southeast Asia. Health care services are delivered free of cost by the state through a health system built upon a primary health care foundation. Since Bhutan’s first …

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Liberia begins to ease burden on health system by dispensing ART in community pharmacies

Lirica Nishimoto, Technical Officer, EpiCMichael Odo, Technical Advisor, EpiC LiberiaMoses Bateganya, Director, Technical, EpiCDanielle Darrow de Mora, Technical Advisor, EpiCJulia Toomey, Project Manager, National AIDS Control Program Liberia has an estimated 40,000 people living with HIV, 46 percent of whom are on life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART). About 70 percent of those on ART reside in …

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Delivering care in small packages: EpiC Cambodia’s efforts to assist people living with HIV and key populations during COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

Maly Phou, Technical Officer, EpiC CambodiaSopheap Seng, Country Representative Deputy Director, EpiC CambodiaSteve Wignall, Project Director, EpiC CambodiaVirak Vinich, Social & Behavior Change Communication Technical Advisor, EpiC Cambodia In Cambodia, people living with HIV and members of key populations have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, “red zones” — the hot spots …

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Building a community of practice on COVID-19 critical care management in the Philippines

Webinar hosted by USAID and FHI 360 in collaboration with the Department of Health and the Philippine College of Chest Physicians. To access the audio recording of the webinar, please click here. The Philippines continues to face an increase in COVID-19 cases and challenges in managing critically ill patients. To augment the knowledge gap and learn …

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Sustaining access to HIV treatment in Indonesia through the Jak-Anter antiretroviral treatment home delivery system

In response to restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, LINKAGES Indonesia collaborated with the Provincial Health Office in Jakarta to create Jak-Anter, a new home-based antiretroviral treatment (ARV) delivery system. Jak-Anter provides safe and secure delivery of ARVs from facility to client via ride-based apps or transport courier services. In this new YouTube video, LINKAGES …

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