Medical waste handlers in Uganda know that their job is dangerous. The waste they pick up from health facilities is biohazardous, containing contaminated items like needles and body tissue that can spread infection.
The AIDSFree project, implemented by JSI and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, designed a program to help pregnant girls, adolescent mothers overcome barriers to education and employment.
LPV/r pellets are a new, more palatable, and easier-to-administer formulation of a medication for babies and children with HIV. Because of how well they work for pediatric patients, the World Health Organization now recommends LPV/r pellets as the first-line treatment for children 3 months or older, who weigh 5 kilograms or more, and who are able to swallow the pellets with liquid or soft foods.