Voices of Public Health – From a Dreamer to DREAMS: Folami Harris

In this episode, you will hear from Folami Harris, project director of JSI’s DREAMS Innovation Challenge Program. She talks to JSI Director of Communications, Penelope Riseborough, about the importance of focusing unique resources and attention to girls and why this subject is important to her.

Voices of Public Health – Addressing the HIV Epidemic in Zambia: Dr. Muka Chikuba-McLeod

In this episode, you’ll hear from Dr. Muka Chikuba-McLeod who has been at the frontlines of the fight against HIV since the beginning of the epidemic in the country. She is the director of the USAID DISCOVER-Health project and JSI’s country representative for Zambia. Dr. Chikuba-McLeod talks to JSI’s Director of Communications, Penelope Riseborough about HIV prevention, treatment, and care; game changers in HIV; and what it will take to achieve epidemic control.

HIV.gov Shares Communication Tools for National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

September 27, 2017, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a chance to communicate about HIV in this community and the important and longstanding role that gay men have had in addressing the HIV epidemic in our nation. To support your work, here’s a select list of resources for digital and traditional communication.

Voices of Public Health Podcast – How Has the Public Health Response to HIV Evolved?: Andrew Fullem

In this episode, you will hear from Andrew Fullem, the Director of the JSI HIV and Infectious Diseases Center. He talks to JSI Director of Communications, Penelope Riseborough, about the difference between the public health response to HIV in the United States and internationally, the transformation of HIV treatment over the years, and the stigma surrounding HIV.

Reaching Mothers to Reach Children

Providing care for the mother during pregnancy has huge implications not just for her health but also for the child she carries and her community. Many health problems in pregnant women can be prevented, detected and treated during antenatal care by trained health workers.

Lessons from the PEPFAR Gender-Based Violence Initiative

One in three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused at least once in her lifetime. And women who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV) can face up to three times greater risk for HIV compared to those who have not, according to UNAIDS. GBV is common, affecting both women and men. Children and key populations are also at high risk, and often don’t have access to the resources they need.

Supporting PMTCT Adherence through the Private Sector

Can the private sector scale up PMTCT services? AIDSFree is looking at how to expand PMTCT service delivery and alleviate challenges by engaging the private sector, including civil society organizations (CSOs).

Community Voices for Policy Development: Applying Human-Centered Design in Tanzania

The Advancing Partners and Communities applied a human-centered approach to addressing challenges to Tanzania’s community health worker system at a two-day intensive workshop in Mbeya.