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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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EpiC project rapidly mobilizes to deliver oxygen to facilities in dire need in Haiti

Andrea Surette, Technical Advisor, FHI 360Rebecca Dirks, Project Manager, FHI 360 Cover Photo: Empty “H” steel oxygen cylinders sit ready for transport to the warehouse in Port-au-Prince to be refilled (Credit: JIT Logistics Transport Company). Today, oxygen is flowing to COVID-19 patients in five facilities in Port-au-Prince and across the South of Haiti. Just days …

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Building confidence to improve COVID-19 vaccine coverage among key populations in Papua New Guinea

Michael Cassell, Senior Technical Advisor, EpiCIgnatius Mogaba, Papua New Guinea Country Representative, FHI 360Simon Nianfop, Social & Behavior Communication Officer, FHI 360Lisa Stevens, Senior Technical Advisor, FHI 360 Cover Photo: A peer outreach worker receives his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine after a sensitization training (Photo Credit: Simon Nianfop, FHI 360/PNG). Public confidence is …

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Young doctor from Bhutan leads the country’s COVID-19 response

Tashi Dendup, EpiC Consultant, Save the Children, BhutanKarma Doma Tshering, Project Manager, Save the Children, BhutanSumita Taneja, Director, Country Programs, FHI 360, India Dr. Ujal Pradhan is a young and enthusiastic anesthesiologist who works in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu, Bhutan. When the …

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