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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 …

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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 …

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COVID-19 emergency operations center launched in Bayelsa, Nigeria

Although the EpiC project was initially awarded to support countries to achieve and maintain HIV epidemic control, we have also joined the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to our ongoing content about our HIV work, we are pleased to share stories and learnings from our work fighting COVID-19. With the outbreak of COVID-19 in Bayelsa, the …

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LINKAGES Nepal provides technical assistance to build capacity of COVID-19 testing labs

For years, the LINKAGES project has worked to reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and to extend the lives of those already living with HIV. Now, we have joined the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to our ongoing content about our HIV work, we are pleased to share stories and learnings from …

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