LPV/r Pellet Toolkit Helps Countries Adopt this New Pediatric HIV Medication

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.

August 6, 2018HIV & AIDS, International Health

Choice is Crucial to Key Population Enrollment in HIV Care

In honor of the recent 15th anniversary of the PEPFAR program, the JSI-implemented USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project is running a blog series reflecting on the success Ghana is having in preventing and treating HIV among the LGBTQ community. This second blog looks at using small-scale technology to empower decision-making, strengthen linkage rates, and improve service delivery.

July 26, 2018HIV & AIDS, International Health

The Father Factor: How Community Video Encourages Male Involvement for Better Nutrition and Hygiene Behaviors in Niger

In Niger, where the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project has worked to improve nutrition since 2015, MIYCN [maternal, infant, and young child nutrition] behaviors are influenced by cultural norms and practices, including polygamy and an emphasis on male decisionmaking.

Big Tobacco, Big Vape, Big Addiction

Ann Marie Rakovic, Tobacco Use expert, explores on the 2018 World No Tobacco Day, the advances in reducing tobacco use in the U.S. as well as how tobacco companies have evolved to stay in business and keep people chemically dependent on nicotine.

May 31, 2018Health Issues, U.S. Health