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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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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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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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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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