As a health care provider in rural Zambia, nurse-midwife Michael Mweetwa Chinene struggled to stay current with evolving best practices in HIV and tuberculosis care.
“I have a very busy schedule at my facility,” said Chinene, who works in Mazabuka District in the Southern Province,
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Several days a week, Isabelle Marie Kouame, a community health worker (CHW) in rural Dimbokro, Côte D’Ivoire, makes home visits to clients in her small town. When she arrived at the door of a 40-year-old mechanic, Isabelle pulled out her phone and tapped the CommCare application. This
In 2014, tuberculosis overtook AIDS as the leading infectious disease killer worldwide with 9.6 million people becoming ill and 1.5 million dying of TB. TB remains the leading killer among people living with HIV. Ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is one of the health targets of the newly
On World TB Day, this is where we stand: Millions of men and women, and hundreds of thousands of children, develop tuberculosis annually—a disease easily prevented at a low cost. The question you might ask is: Why haven’t we stopped it? First, it’s important to understand just how big
Lilongwe, Malawi—An experienced nurse-midwife at Kaporo Rural Hospital in northern Malawi, Abigail Nyasulu is working toward a world without tuberculosis (TB). Nurse Abigail, as she is known, has been successfully including TB awareness in her educational sessions with pregnant women
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