Results for "Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission"
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, On November 3, 2010, three non-governmental organizations (NGOs), AmeriCares, Management Sciences for Health and Containers to Clinics, unveiled an innovative clinic to restore quality healthcare services for women and children at Grace Children's Hospital in Port-au-Prince.
As we have heard, Haiti is the poorest country in Western Hemisphere and has some of the worst health statistics. Many things did not work well before the earthquake and the recovery effort has not progressed as many had hoped.There is a perception among some, though, that nothing was working before the January 12th earthquake and that nothing has happened since.Certainly in the health sector, and specifically in AIDS, this perception is simply wrong.
Impact. Scale. Sustainability. As public health professionals, we are dedicated to high-impact and high-coverage interventions that significantly improve the health of large human populations. We also hope that the benefits become part of the timeless fabric of their families, communities, and the health system.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), welcomed remarks delivered last week by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that cited global health as a strong pillar of US leadership and called for the creation of an "AIDS-free generation." "In order to create an 'AIDS-Free Generation,' the key is to support a robust health systems approach to all global health problems, " said Scott Kellerman, MD, MPH, Global Technical Lead, HIV, at MSH.
VIENNA, Austria — The physician-leaders of three of the largest non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working on health in Haiti called on the international community to direct its support to a "whole of society" integrated approach to strengthening health systems as the best way to sustain HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment over the long term, in comments today at an event at the XVIII International AIDS Conference here.This approach would draw on the diverse insights and experiences of all participants in the Haitian health sector, incorporating the public, private and NGO sectors
Burdened with the worst AIDS epidemic in the western hemisphere, severe poverty, and political upheaval, Haiti is trying to meet the urgent need for expanded HIV/AIDS services.
Because AIDS is a political, socioeconomic, and human rights issue as well as a health problem, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been helping the Government of Guyana bring the resources of all its sectors to bear on the epidemic. By incorporating AIDS activities into all Guyana’s governmental ministries—by beginning with eight—resources are being mobilized and many different kinds of leaders are working together to fight HIV & AIDS.
This year is not only MSH’s 40th anniversary; it is also 30 years since the first reported cases of HIV. Thirty years ago HIV was considered a new, always-fatal disease. ...Today 6.6 million people—nearly half of those in need—will take life-saving antiretrovirals.
When Berhe Menaso’s wife passed away seven years back, he was faced with the challenge of raising their eight children by himself. But he was sick and too weak to work on his small farm at the time, and his youngest daughter, then only 3 years old, was also very sick. So one early morning he woke his daughter and they went together to the hospital for a checkup. They learned that they were both HIV positive. Based on the advice given to him at the health center, he then brought his seven older children to the hospital for HIV testing and found that they were all HIV negative.
As Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria is also encumbered by a proportionately large malaria problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 150 million cases of malaria occurred in Nigeria in 2006, most severely affecting young children and pregnant women. The Federal and State Ministries of Health are building malaria control capabilities in understaffed, poorly supplied facilities but still fall far short of meeting people’s needs.