We know that adherence is the key to prevention and treatment. But how do we ensure adherence in the face of the myriad individual, structural, financial, psychological, and social barriers that HIV-positive people need to overcome?
More than 800 political leaders, technical experts and advocates attended the first Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa, sponsored by WHO/AFRO and the African Union in Addis Ababa, 24-25 February 2016.
In advance of the first Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa, the Maternal and Child Survival Program’s Katrin DeCamp and Robert Steinglass provide three key points about how to overcome immunization challenges.
Robert Steinglass, Director of JSI’s Immunization Center, provides essential reading in advance of the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa.
The latest WHO guidelines on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention could have major implications for people living with HIV and those at greatest risk for contracting the virus. JSI’s Samson Kironde, Director of the AIDSFree project explains that in order to realize the guidelines’ potential, global investments must be made to overcome the remaining challenges to ending the HIV epidemic.
Nino Berdzuli, Chief of Party of the SUSTAIN project in Georgia, blogs on the findings of the recent reproductive age mortality studies (RAMOS), which show a 40% decline in maternal mortality in the country between 2006-2012.
Reporting from the 2015 International AIDS Society conference in Vancouver, B.C., JSI’s Samson Kironde, Director of the AIDSFree project, explains key point of the new WHO guidelines on HIV testing services.
In November, Senegal became the ninth country in the “meningitis belt” (a band of 26 countries stretching from Senegal to Ethiopia) to introduce the effective, low-cost MenAfriVac™ vaccine through the Meningitis Vaccine Project (MVP), a partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO) and PATH.
In 1988 I was living in NYC, doing my postgraduate courses as a Clinical Psychologist in Systemic Family Therapy. I was videotaping clinical sessions to help pay for my studies. I taped groups of psychologists discussing their cases. I was told that there were some cases of clients living with HIV and no one wanted to videotape those; I volunteered to do it, and that’s when I got trapped.
In recent years, the world of immunization has been dominated by a focus on life-saving vaccines and the prevention of individual diseases. The global community has launched what is being called the “Decade of Vaccines.” Not a week goes by without a major medical journal publishing articles with exciting news on the development, efficacy, value, supply, and financing of new vaccines.