As one of the newest members of the global community, South Sudan joins the portfolio of the U.S.'s flagship global Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) with a program to reduce maternal deaths, save newborn lives and expand the availability of family planning services
Kiru, Nigeria—Despite their best efforts, health care providers participating in the Zamfara and Akwa Ibom HIV/AIDS project (ZAIHAP) couldn’t ensure that pregnant women and other at-risk clients would return for follow-up visits and their medication.
Tanga, Tanzania—In a community hall in this sisal-growing region of Tanzania, nurse-midwife Halima Omari Mhando realized for the first time that a tactic she used to hasten birth was absolutely the wrong thing to do.
Tanga, Tanzania—The crowd on the back patio of the Arizona Bar wasn’t there for a cold beer or to score or even to unwind after work. The men and women coming and going were there to get tested for HIV, most of them eager for the opportunity to check their status.
Iringa, Tanzania—Tatu doesn’t know how she became infected with the virus that causes AIDS, but the 18-year-old is doing all she can to protect her unborn baby from becoming infected too. On a cool day in the southern highlands of Tanzania’s Iringa region, Tatu stood with nine other p
Maputo, Mozambique—Health care workers like Eleutéria Jaime face a dual challenge in the fight against tuberculosis. Their clients are often suffering from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS; of all TB patients in Mozambique, 61 percent test positive for HIV. And for HIV-positive patient
By Adetiloye Oniyire, Shittu Abdu-Aguye and Alishea Galvin
Abarma, Nigeria—The radio announcer’s voice echoed in Mama Hamza’s head—Save the life of your unborn babies today by knowing your HIV status and doing what you have to do …. Come out with your family and be counseled and tested.
Iringa, Tanzania—A public health campaign to prevent the transmission of HIV in the Iringa region reached a milestone this week: a government-supported, USAID-funded program provided free male circumcision services to more than 25,000 clients. Iringa has the highest prevalence of HIV
Iringa, Tanzania—A public health campaign to prevent the transmission of HIV in the Iringa region reached a milestone this week: a government-supported, USAID-funded program provided free male circumcision services to more than 25,000 clients.
Maputo, Mozambique—The community health workers grab their signature blue backpacks, hoist them over their shoulders and head down the dirt roads of Mumemo. The things they carry will make a difference in the health of families in this southern African country that has one of the high