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UNAIDS Aims to End Inequalities to End the AIDS Epidemic

UNAIDS has released a bold new five-year strategic plan that aims to put the world back on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.


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Remembering Henriatta

With great sadness, we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Nigeria office team member Henriatta Selle Tiri Kamji. Affectionately called “H. Tiri” by all who knew her, she was a humane, loving colleague who demonstrated a profound dedication to her work and earned the respect and admiration of many.


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MKM Fellow Rises to Public Health Challenges in Zambia

As the first recipient of the Maeve Kennedy McKean (MKM) Global Public Health Fellowship, Dr. Mona-Gekanju Toeque has been involved in patient management at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.


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New REACH Project to Support Mental Health in Young Kenyans

An award from the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s President’s Global Impact Fund will provide much needed research on the burden of mental health among adolescents and young people in Kenya.

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Award Expands COVID-19 Seroprevalence Investigations in Nigeria

Ciheb was awarded $900,000 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to expand a COVID-19 seroprevalence study in Nigeria to Kano State and the Federal Capital Territory.


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Laboratories Receive ISO 15189 Accreditation in Malawi for the First Time

Four Malawi laboratories supported by Ciheb have received accreditation from the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service, becoming the first laboratories in the country to attain this status.


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Botswana Launches the Fifth Botswana AIDS Impact Survey

On February 26, 2021, the national launch of the fifth Botswana AIDS Impact Survey (BAIS V) took place, marking the end of the beginning phase of this long-awaited assessment.


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Kenyan Stakeholders Laud Ciheb's CQI Work

Stakeholders from Kenya share perspectives and insights on the work that Ciheb is leading in continuous quality improvement (CQI) projects.


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COVID-19 Survey Releases Preliminary Estimates of Seroprevalence in Nigeria 

Ciheb has completed the first phase of a new COVID-19 population-based serosurveillance study in the Nigerian states of Enugu, Nasarawa, and Gombe.


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New Project Re-Engages HIV Patients in Care in Zambia

The National Institute of Mental Health and Ciheb in Zambia are partnering to address high rates of loss to follow up and mortality with HIV patients after a hospital stay.


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Involving Nigerian Health Facilities with National HIV Case-Based Surveillance

Ciheb in Nigeria introduced case-based surveillance and its implementation in the country to more than 130 health facilities and about 800 participants.


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Seven-Nation ECHO Telementoring Project to Support COVID-19 Response in West Africa

Ciheb in Nigeria is helping support a multi-nation telementoring project that will better equip healthcare workers to respond to increasing COVID-19 demands in remote locations.


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BAIS V Survey Prepares to Launch in Botswana

The Botswana HIV/AIDS Impact Survey V (BAIS V) is preparing to commence fieldwork in February 2021, and staff and resources are being mobilized in anticipation of the launch. BAIS V is a national survey that is assessing the prevalence of HIV and the coverage and the impact of HIV services, as well as characterizing HIV-related risk behaviors.


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Ciheb Published Technical Brief on HIV Index Case Testing

Ciheb’s approach and specific field strategies for optimizing HIV index and partner notification testing at the facility and community levels are highlighted in a new technical briefing document.


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New Centers Supporting Girls and Young Women in Zambia

Ciheb-Zambia is proud to announce the opening of two new facilities in Mongu District in Western Province to provide HIV support for adolescent women and young girls.


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UMB Recognized for NDR Contributions in Nigeria

As part of World AIDS Day 2020 events, Ciheb Nigeria co-hosted a workshop focused on Nigeria’s progress toward HIV/AIDS epidemic control. The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, recognized UMB's efforts in her comments.


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UNAIDS Launches New Pandemic Strategy

UNAIDS calls on countries to step up global action and proposes bold new HIV targets for 2025.


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PEPFAR Heroes Awards Announced in Kenya

The US Embassy in Kenya is recognizing the outstanding work of three Ciheb-supported team members by presenting them with the 2020 PEPFAR Heroes Award.


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Stakeholders Comment on CQI Tools and Techniques

With the launch of Ciheb's new CQI pages, Ciheb invited stakeholders from Botswana and Tanzania to share their perspectives on the CQI work being done.


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MKM Fellow Begins Clinical and Public Health Assignment in Zambia

In September, Dr. Mona-Gekanju Toeque, the first recipient of the Maeve Kennedy McKean (MKM) Global Public Health Fellowship, arrived in Zambia to begin work.


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New Toolkit Aids COVID-19 Response in Nigeria

Ciheb Nigeria has helped develop a toolkit to assist the Government of Nigeria on activating COVID-19 emergency operation centers at the sub-national or state level.


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Full NAIIS Report Now Available

On September 25, 2020, Ciheb Nigeria and representatives of the US Government formally presented the 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) Report to the Government of Nigeria.


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COVID-19 Survey Launches in Nigeria

A new Ciheb-supported study is underway to assess the prevalence of COVID-19 in Nigeria. More than 200 staff are being deployed across the three Nigerian states of Enugu, Nassarawa, and Gombe to complete this ambitious survey in less than two-months’ time.


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Addressing Emerging HIV/AIDS Issues at the AIDS 2020 Conference

The International AIDS Conference organized by the International AIDS Society is the world’s largest HIV/AIDS conference. Ciheb hosted two panels at the 2020 conference, which included presentations by representatives from leading health organizations.


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New UNICEF Partnership in Rwanda to Address HIV in Young Women and Children

We are pleased to announce our partnership with UNICEF Rwanda to integrate CQI to lower maternal-to-child transmission of HIV; eliminate new pediatric infections; and improve maternal, newborn, and child health and survival in the context of HIV.


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Awards Support COVID-19 Response in Four Countries

Ciheb was awarded four grants from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support COVID-19 response activities in Botswana, Nigeria, Malawi, and Mozambique.


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Understanding COVID-19 Using Data Dashboards

Online data dashboards offer maps, interactive graphs, and summary tables that describe key indicators associated with COVID-19. Here are a few dashboards that stand out.


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ZAMPHIA 2020 Launches in Zambia

The moment we've all been waiting for, preparing for, training for has arrived.


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Momentum Builds as Community Mobilizers Hit the Streets

Responsibility for getting the Zambian population ready for ZAMPHIA 2020 falls to community mobilizers. Learn how they are creating the momentum for a successful survey.


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Violence Affecting Women and Children in East Africa

New research examines the prevalence of intimate partner violence and its association with rates of mortality among neonates, infants, and children less than five years of age in the East African countries of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.


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Strengthening Lab Capacity in Malawi and Mozambique

Ciheb was awarded two five-year awards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to build laboratory systems in Malawi and Mozambique.


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ZAMPHIA 2020 Training of Trainers Begins

Ciheb has begun preparing for the Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZamPHIA 2020). The survey will be rolled out in February 2020.


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Can Differentiated Care Help Improve HIV Test and Treat Outcomes?

A new study by Ciheb researchers has discovered that the HIV treatment approach, known as “test and treat,” may not be effective across all clinical settings.


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NAIIS Results Inspire Hope

The Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey was one of the largest population-based HIV/AIDS household surveys ever conducted. NAIIS directly measured HIV prevalence and viral load suppression across Nigeria.


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ZAMPHIA 2020 Nearing Field Implementation

Ciheb has begun preparing for the Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHIA 2020).


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ZAMPHIA 2020 Training of Trainers Begins

Ciheb has begun preparing for the Zambia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (ZamPHIA 2020). The survey will be rolled out in February 2020.


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Research Examines Media Communication During a Disease Outbreak

During a disease outbreak, responders have multiple competing demands that require their attention. An analysis of the monkeypox outbreak in Nigeria demonstrates that communicating with the media should be among the top priorities.


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Ciheb Has a New Website

With a new look and a new logo, we renew our commitment to our mission to improve the human condition globally.


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