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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]