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Demographic and Health Survey Show Positive Results in Haiti

Patients get laboratory work done at a USAID-supported health clinic in Ouanaminthe, Haiti (May 15, 2013). Photo credit: Kendra Helmer/USAID

A newly released nationwide health survey of Haiti shows continuing positive trends on key health-care indicators in particular those of Haitian women and children. Read more >>

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A Roadside Attraction in Djibouti: Community and Condoms at the SafeTStop

Zahra Daher and Hussein Houmed, founders of the PK-12 SafeTStop. Photo credit: Carole Douglis, USAID/East Africa

A center for recreation and HIV education in Ethiopia, called”SafeTStop,” features testing and treatment on the premises. Read more >>

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Angola Embraces New WHO Guidelines That Pave Way for Universal HIV Treatment for Pregnant Women

Physicians, nurses, and community health workers of Clinical Km 12 with PEPFAR technical consultants during site visit. Photo credit: Dr. Samson Ngonyani

USAID Angola embraces new WHO guidelines that provide an option for universal, lifelong treatment of pregnant mothers who test HIV-positive. Read more >>

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USAID’s Employee HIV Testing Campaign

Assistant Administrator for Global Health Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez (left) and Deputy Assistant Administrator Wade Warren (right) listen to Community Education Group counselor and tester Miriam Jones explain how to use the oral swab. Photo credit: Molly Schmalzbach, USAID

In honor of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, USAID offered free HIV screening to all USAID employees. Read more >>

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PEPFAR: Ten Years of Saving Millions of Lives

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is in its 10th year of helping HIV and AIDS-infected and -affected populations get access to prevention, care and treatment services. PEPFAR, the largest effort by any nation to combat a single disease, is working to achieve former Secretary of State Clinton’s vision of creating an AIDS-free generation.  Photo Credit: USAID

Ten years ago today, the United States Congress, in a remarkable display of compassion and bipartisanship, passed overwhelmingly legislation that established an historic and transforming global health program now known as PEPFAR — the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

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Remembering and Learning from Those We Have Lost to AIDS

Health care workers and community members honor the lives lost to AIDS in Tajikistan.  Photo Credit: USAID

This year in Dushanbe, the International AIDS Memorial Day ceremony was conducted, marking a growing acceptance by front-line health care workers of the key populations at higher risk who come to their facility for services. Read more >>

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Community-based Approach Prevents HIV in Children and Keeps HIV+ Mothers Healthy in Bondo, Kenya

Beatrice, holding Gabriel, and Grace, with baby Mary, listen as CHW Jane Akoth (right)  counsels them on their health choices. Photo Credit: USAID

In Africa, HIV and AIDS affects women and mothers at a greater rate than men, creating a heavy disease burden among families. When parents die of the disease, children are left orphaned or given to the care of relatives who may not have the means to raise them. Pregnant and breastfeeding women who are infected with HIV also run the risk of transmitting the disease to their children.

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ROADS II Video: Transforming Corridors of Risk into Pathways of Prevention and Hope

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FHI 360 congratulates PEPFAR for 10 years of improving lives worldwide. Read more >>

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Building Capacity: Racking Warehouses in Ethiopia

An Ethiopian warehouse after support from SCMS, USAID and PEPFAR. Photo credit: Jiro Ose, SCMS

Ethiopia will play a large role in meeting the global goal of putting 15 million people on HIV treatment by 2015 and in helping create an AIDS-free generation. Read more >>

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#AskAg Twitter Chat: Intersection of HIV and AIDS & Food Security

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Do you wonder how we can improve food security for HIV-affected households? Do you ask yourself how activities in the agriculture sector and for improving economic growth can play a role in helping these vulnerable populations? Well, then please join us on Thursday, May 23 from 12-1:30 pm EDT for an #AskAg Twitter Chat on […]

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