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U=U, a Powerful Equation for People Living with HIV

On World AIDS Day, let’s celebrate “undetectable equals untransmittable” and the inspiring efforts of communities to end the epidemic. For years, she hid the antiretrovirals (ARVs) under the bed, worried that her husband would leave if he discovered her secret and her community would shun her. For years, she lived a lie, ashamed that she

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Anthony Gitay Ngiabi and his wife Beatrice Wambui Gikuru

Women in Mozambique Are Encouraging Their Male Partners to Get Circumcised

For years, João Fernando has been educating and counseling men and their partners on the health benefits of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in preventing HIV. As a community mobilizer in the fight to reduce HIV-related deaths, he has reached dozens of men in Macuelia, in Zambézia Province, and even escorted his 14-year-old son to

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Distributing Circumcision Pamphlets

A Q&A with Darlene Irby: Jhpiego’s Data Wrangler-in-Chief

In the whirlwind half-year since Darlene Irby joined Jhpiego as director of digital health and health information, she’s visited country offices in Mozambique, Kenya and Zambia, and coordinated a much-anticipated track—Country Digital Health Strategies—which she’ll lead at the upcoming Global Digital Health Forum, which runs December 9–11 in Bethesda, Maryland. Her Jhpiego team will be

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A Near Death Averted by Timely Training

Kakamega, Kenya — Nineteen-year-old Jane* delivered a full-term baby in a health facility near her home without complications. When the new mother was discharged a day later, there was no hint of any problem. She was happy to go home and care for her newborn. However, 6 hours later, Jane spiked a fever. She had

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Kenya Nurse Ursula Nyalenda

Digital Delivers during Disaster in Mozambique

Telessaúde MZ provides access to infection prevention info Less than 2 weeks after Cyclone Idai made landfall over Beira, Mozambique, in mid-March, the first cases of cholera were reported. With streets full of standing water from the torrential rains, roofs ripped from homes and thousands left without access to clean water or sanitation, incidences of

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Clean water, Mozambique

Mentor Mothers Provide a Path to HIV Wellness in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan – Put yourself in Mary’s shoes. Imagine being 17, living in South Sudan, and learning that you are HIV-positive. Your family rejects you so you run away, desperate to keep your “secret” from others. You want to die and figure that stopping your antiretrovirals (ARVs) will hasten the end. However, before despair

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2020: Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Nurses and midwives play an essential role in ensuring a healthier world for everyone, everywhere. These skilled, determined health workers make up the majority of our health workforce. They are the backbone of our shared goals for universal health coverage, and the foundation to our efforts to extend primary health care services to all.

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It’s a Hit: Everyone Is Talking about Family Planning

Leah and her husband

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Tanzania nurse

The Urgency to Test and Treat for HIV

Leah and her husband

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HIV advisor

Peer Power

Leah and her husband

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Gender Parity = Better Health

In Mozambique, an adolescent searches for a way out of the isolation of young pregnancy. In Guinea, a mother, abandoned by her family, looks to her community for help. In Nepal, a woman subjected to brutal beatings by her husband seeks relief through the support of a trained community health volunteer. Gender inequality can put

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A Nurse Finds Her Niche

Beth Wamai

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Nurse Beth Wamai

A Lifesaving Recipe

Leah and her husband

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LEah and her husband

Join the Club

When Amoin Agnès Akou learned she was HIV-positive, she worried—to the point of considering suicide—that people would find out. Even as she sought treatment, she kept her HIV status secret. Until recently. “My three grown-up children do not know I am HIV-positive,” she divulged during a health club meeting at the Centre de Santé Urbain

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At the Center of Primary Health Care

Nurses Protect Girls from the Leading Cancer Killer of Women in Tanzania.

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Malaria Begins and Ends in the Community

Community health workers are at the frontline, bringing health services that otherwise would be inaccessible in villages and rural areas. They intimately understand the communities they serve and are instrumental in improving access to—and demand for—basic health services, including malaria prevention as part of comprehensive maternal and child health services for the pregnant women, who are among the most vulnerable to malaria.

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Onwe Ujunwa, TIPTOP Malaria Officer

A Son’s Challenge to Save His Mother’s Life

Dr. Melkam Bave Agegenehu, a promising young surgeon at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital in Bahir Dar, recognized the challenges faced by staff at the busy hospital in the Amhara Region of northern Ethiopia. But when his mother became gravely ill, he quickly learned that a lack of supplies and other disparities at the health facility could even prove fatal for his aged parent.

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Safe Surgery Initiative Launched in Ethiopia

The Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has launched the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP) as part of the second Growth and Transformation Plan of the Ethiopian government. The HSTP has set ambitious targets toward realizing the sustainable development goals and identified four transformation agendas: Quality and Equity, Woreda Transformation, Information Revolution and Compassionate, Respectful and Caring (CRC) health workforce.

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Tanzania Reaches 800,000 Men with VMMC Services

Tanzania’s voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program, AIDSFree, has made incredible progress since its inception in 2009. In partnership with John Snow Inc., under U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsorship, Jhpiego is working with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children to rapidly expand the provision of high-quality, client-centered VMMC

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Repairing Fistula, Restoring Hope

A difficult labor left Kadiatou Diallo with the pain of stillbirth and the shame of fistula. Surgical repair services at Guinea’s Kissidougou Hospital offered her healing and hope.

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