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 […]


Reckoning and resilience: How key populations met the challenges of COVID-19

Webinar hosted by the LINKAGES and EpiC 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 audio recording of the webinar, please click here. On January 27th, the USAID– and PEPFAR-supported EpiC project hosted a webinar in a series […]


Upping the uptake and continuation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) during COVID-19: How LINKAGES Eswatini changed its PrEP strategies for key populations

Bheki Sithole, Program Officer, EpiC EswatiniPhilisiwe Dlamini, Technical Officer, EpiC EswatiniLaura Muzart, Project Director, EpiC EswatiniNatasha Mack, Editor, Research Utilization, FHI 360 Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is effective for HIV prevention when used correctly and consistently. At the Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) Eswatini project, we introduced […]


U.S. Government hands over 83 ventilators to Central Java province

On November 13, 2020, US Ambassador Sung Y Kim officially handed over 83 Vyaire LTV/2200 ventilators to Central Java province in a virtual ceremony moderated by USAID/LINKAGES and attended by the Ministry of Health Director General of Health Services and the Governor of Central Java. “Today’s event reflects the United States’ commitment to partnering with […]


EpiC in Nigeria supports installation and use of USAID-donated ventilators

The first case of COVID-19 was reported in late February in Nigeria with a rapid increase in the following weeks. As the government and organizations funded by USAID and PEPFAR activated a cross-sectoral collaboration in response, the need for ventilators became clear. In June, 200 ventilators donated by USAID arrived in Nigeria. Shortly thereafter, the […]


LINKAGES Indonesia rolls out virtual trainings for frontline providers on use of mechanical ventilation to care for COVID-19 patients

The USAID-supported LINKAGES project in Indonesia coordinates with the Indonesia Ministry of Health, 34 Provincial Health Offices, targeted District Health Offices, and Meditrans on the distribution, set-up, and use of mechanical ventilators donated to the country by USAID.  To build the capacity of healthcare providers in Indonesia on proper use and maintenance of the ventilators, […]


Doing it from a distance: How telehealth is preserving HIV service delivery during COVID-19

Aubrey Weber, Technical Officer, Research Utilization, FHI 360Benjamin Eveslage, Technical Advisor, Online HIV Services, FHI 360  Adapting to the “new normal” of COVID-19 has dramatically impacted our daily lives and routines. For HIV programs, this has required shifting many aspects of service delivery to online platforms—also called telehealth—so that services can be provided safely at a distance. […]


A tale of two viruses: How HIV service providers in South Africa pivoted from conducting voluntary medical male circumcisions to community screening for COVID-19

Aiyanna James, Technical Officer, EpiC/COVID-19, FHI 360Rose Wilcher, Knowledge Management Director, LINKAGES & EpiC, FHI 360 As of October 2020, South Africa has the highest recorded number of total cases of COVID-19 and reported deaths from COVID-19 in Africa, and the ninth highest number of cases in the world. On March 23,the South African Government issued a […]


Emergency assistance provided by LINKAGES Indonesia during COVID-19 ensures continuity of HIV and tuberculosis treatment for priority populations

Ria Ningsih, LINKAGES IndonesiaLucyan Umboh, LINKAGES IndonesiaStevie Daniels, Editor, FHI 360 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many key population members, people living with HIV, and tuberculosis (TB) patients have avoided health services. For some, the reason is lack of income due to losing their jobs.  One example is Hilma Herdiana, a 22-year-old client of Yayasan […]