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Introducing SILCS: It’s Not Your Mother’s Diaphragm

The SILCS Diaphragm is the first new cervical barrier method that will enter the market in more than a decade. Photo credit: Kessel Marketing

PATH, in collaboration with CONRAD and funded by USAID, designed the one-size-fits-most SILCS Diaphragm to increase access to contraception for women in low-resource settings. Read more >>

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A Promise Renewed: A Great Global Ambition and Every Father’s Dream

A mother plays with her infant as she waits outside a health post in Ethiopia. Photo credit: USAID

We have an unprecedented opportunity to virtually end preventable child death. Read more >>

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Health Education in Malawi: Helping Create Safer Advancing Behaviors

“Previously I was not faithful to my family. I used to have extramarital affairs. After attending Hope Kit sessions and listening and participating to the sessions, I realized that I was putting my life at stake and now I have chosen to be faithful to my family.” - Eliza Lupale, 37, married with five children  Photo credit: Edna Ndhlovu

The goal of BRIDGE is lasting, positive change that not only prevents new HIV infections, but also strengthens the ability of Malawi’s communities to care for and protect themselves. 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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Living Positively: The Importance of Pediatric HIV Disclosure

Illustration explaining the importance of medication for children ages 2-6 from AIDSTAR-One’s “Booklet 1: How to Keep Healthy." Photo credit: AIDSTAR-One

Senior Treatment Officer Bisola Ojikutu, at AIDSTAR-One, discusses the positive, transformative effects disclosing an HIV status have for children living with HIV. Read more >>

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