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Family picture: Elena’s story about living with HIV

EpiC Central Asia When Elena got to Ust-Kamenogorsk in East Kazakhstan, she had an HIV test at the AIDS center, where doctors advised her to contact Answer, a community-based organization supported by the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project. Answer implements services to help people living with HIV initiate and continue treatment. Peer …

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COVID-19 Events

Strengthening oxygen ecosystems during the COVID-19 pandemic

The USAID-supported Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project hosted a webinar on strategies for improving access to medical oxygen and strengthening national oxygen ecosystems. Oxygen is a life-saving commodity in the fight against COVID-19. The historically short supply of oxygen in low- and middle-income countries has been exacerbated by the global pandemic, along …

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Expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines in Botswana via drive-through sites and mobile outreach

Andrea Surette, FHI 360Virginia Letsatsi-Modise, FHI 360Kabelo Poloko, FHI 360 Since October 2021, the USAID-funded Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project in Botswana partnered with the country’s Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) to reach more than 23,457 people with COVID-19 vaccinations at drive-through sites, project-supported clinics, and government health facilities, and through …

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Strengthening case management and critical care during public health emergencies in Nigeria: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Bridget Akudo Nwagbara, FHI 360Immaculata Amadi, FHI 360Benmun Damul, FHI 360Andrea Surette, FHI 360 The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of improved case management and critical care, and the Government of Nigeria responded with increased investments. The United States Government (USG), through the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) …

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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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The LINKAGES project advanced the global HIV response by understanding and addressing the diversity of needs of key populations

Stefan Baral, Johns Hopkins University Improving the lives of people affected by HIV necessitates a re-focus on who is affected and why, and not just how many people are living with HIV. The risk and burden of HIV are not evenly distributed anywhere in the world, including in the settings with the most broadly generalized …

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The LINKAGES legacy: Celebrating seven years of programmatic impact for key populations in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2014, USAID awarded FHI 360 the Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project, a global cooperative agreement funded by PEPFAR and dedicated to addressing the HIV epidemic among key populations — men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, and people who inject drugs. …

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The LINKAGES legacy: Celebrating seven years of programmatic impact for key populations in Asia  

In 2014, USAID awarded FHI 360 the Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project, a global cooperative agreement funded by PEPFAR and dedicated to addressing the HIV epidemic among key populations — men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, and people who inject drugs. …

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