Implementing HIV/AIDS Sustainability Roadmap: Yobe State Invests in Improving Access to PMTCT and HIV Diagnostic Services
Yobe state government on November 25th announced plans to increase by forty-one, the number of health facilities providing prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services. The State Honorable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Kawuwa made this known in the state capital Damaturu, during a courtesy visit led by Oluyinka Ajayi who is the Director of Program Management for FHI 360 led Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). According to Dr. Kawuwa, government’s decision to scale-up this SIDHAS project led initiative is a demonstration of a successful three-year partnership and commitment towards curbing the state HIV prevalence rate of 5.3 percent as recorded in 2012. (more…)READ MORE
Many Voices, a Single Theme
The World Malaria Day theme provides a common platform for countries to showcase their successes in malaria control and unify diverse initiatives in the changing global context. Malaria-endemic countries have made incredible gains in malaria in the last decade, but sustaining them will take extra efforts until the job is finished and malaria is eliminated worldwide. While efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat malaria have gained important momentum over the past years, an annual shortfall in funding threatens to slow down progress, particularly across Africa where high-burden countries are facing critical funding gaps. Unless the world can find a way to bridge the funding gaps and endemic countries have the resources and technical support they need to implement sound malaria control plans, malaria resurgence will likely take many more lives. (more…)READ MORE
The movement continues.
We are now entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action. (more…)READ MORE
Aptly capturing our mood is a quote by Dr. Christina Hibbert; “Instead of ignoring loss and trauma, or moving quickly past them, we can choose to slow down, sit with each loss, examine it, and grieve it. It is better to sink in and experience it now, than to go find yourself drowning years later in losses that had no voice”. (more…)READ MORE