London’s Sexual Health Transformation Programme provides valuable lessons for any organisation collaborating to deliver system-wide change. Mary Cleary, Programme Lead, and Dr Andrew Howe, Director of Public Health for the London Boroughs of Harrow and Barnet, describe their approach.
10 January 2017 | Health21
To tackle the problem emanating from poor infrastructure, a couple of startups have come up with medical treatment for HIV patients directly into the home — or smartphone. Creating mobile tech solutions, these startups have made HIV diagnostic test simpler, treatment affordable, while tackling societal stigma by providing confidential, individualized and interactive counselling service.
05 January 2017 | Forbes
In a country where 23% of people have the HIV virus, a programme using apps and travelling clinics is providing far easier access to treatment.
04 January 2017 | The Guardian
According to a report launched today by a group of cross-party Parliamentarians on HIV and AIDS, vital services for people living with HIV in the UK are under threat because of changes made under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
07 December 2016 | All-Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS
Today, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research released a new report, “Curbing the HIV Epidemic by Supporting Effective Engagement in HIV Care: Recommendations for Health Plans and Health Care Purchasers,” which highlights the critical role of health plans and health care purchasers, including Medicaid and Medicare programs, marketplaces, and employers, in moving the nation toward ending the domestic HIV epidemic.
17 October 2016 | amfAR press release
A new CDC study examining the first decade of HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up in Mozambique revealed fewer people are dying from HIV in recent years, likely due to more patients starting treatment at earlier disease stages. The analysis also found that people who more recently began ART were less likely to remain engaged in HIV treatment and care over time. The analysis highlights participation in community ART support groups (CASGs), small groups of patients who support each other to remain on ART, as an effective strategy to significantly reduce loss to follow up.
20 September 2016 | CDC
The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca today announced a $10 million (subject to the availability of funds), five-year global public-private partnership that will expand access to HIV/AIDS and hypertension services by offering them in an integrated manner at existing PEPFAR-supported HIV/AIDS sites, beginning in Kenya.
12 September 2016 | PEPFAR
Health facilities in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia could extend life-sustaining antiretroviral therapy to hundreds of thousands of people living with HIV if facilities improved the efficiency of service delivery.
21 July 2016 | Science Daily
A hole-in-the-wall machine that dispenses antiretroviral drugs to people with HIV will be unveiled in Durban on Monday ahead of a pilot scheme that will see units installed in rural areas miles from the nearest doctor or clinic.
18 July 2016 | The Guardian
today, thanks to a UNFPA-supported program to integrate sexual and reproductive health and HIV services together in one-stop shops, patients can visit the Mzenga clinic any day of the week and receive any, and all, maternal, sexual and reproductive health and HIV services they desire in privacy, from staff trained in all the areas – and in how they overlap.
10 June 2016 | UNFPA