Events

Strengthening oxygen ecosystems during the COVID-19 pandemic

The USAID-supported Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project hosted a webinar on strategies for improving access to medical oxygen and strengthening national oxygen ecosystems. Oxygen is a life-saving commodity in the fight against COVID-19. The historically short supply of oxygen in low- and middle-income countries has been exacerbated by the global pandemic, along …

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Expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines in Botswana via drive-through sites and mobile outreach

Andrea Surette, FHI 360Virginia Letsatsi-Modise, FHI 360Kabelo Poloko, FHI 360 Since October 2021, the USAID-funded Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project in Botswana partnered with the country’s Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) to reach more than 23,457 people with COVID-19 vaccinations at drive-through sites, project-supported clinics, and government health facilities, and through …

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Strengthening case management and critical care during public health emergencies in Nigeria: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Bridget Akudo Nwagbara, FHI 360Immaculata Amadi, FHI 360Benmun Damul, FHI 360Andrea Surette, FHI 360 The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of improved case management and critical care, and the Government of Nigeria responded with increased investments. The United States Government (USG), through the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) …

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Nepal’s first Omicron cases identified after genome sequencing support from USAID’s EpiC project

Bhagawan Shrestha, Country Director, FHI 360 Nepal Rajesh Khanal, Project Director-EpiC, FHI 360 NepalAndrea Surette, Technical Advisor, FHI 360Saroj Dhakal, Team Leader, COVID-19 ResponseSanjeet Pandit, Laboratory Specialist, FHI 360 Nepal On December 5, 2021, Nepal’s National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) identified the country’s first two cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in patients who …

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Preventing and responding to gender-based violence in the time of COVID-19

Aubrey Weber, Technical Officer, Science Facilitation, FHI 360 Robyn Dayton, Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Division, FHI 360 Each year, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the work being done globally to prevent, respond to, and eliminate acts of GBV. We know that key …

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