Video Spotlight

"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

Community-Based treatment of advanced HIV disease: introducing DOT-HAART (directly observed therapy with highly active antiretroviral therapy)

Antiretroviral agents are not yet considered essential medications by international public health experts and are not widely used in the poor countries with high HIV prevalence.  With the collaboration of Haitian CHWs experienced in the delivery of home-based and directly observed treatment for TB, an AIDS-prevention project was expanded to deliver HAART to a subset of HIV patients deemed most likely to benefit. The study concludes that directly observed therapy (DOT) with HAART can be delivered effectively in poor settings if there is an uninterrupted supply of high-quality drugs.

Integrated HIV prevention and care strengthens primary health care: Lessons from rural Haiti

The report discusses Partners in Health (PIH) HIV work in one of Haiti's poorest areas. PIH launched a small pilot project integrating AIDS care with prevention efforts. PIH found that such projects are replicable and may enhance primary health care. CHWs played a crucial role in developing a stronger approach to HIV/AIDS as well as scaling up primary health care.

Facts for Life

Facts for Life provides essential information on how to prevent child and maternal deaths, diseases, injuries and violence. Written in simple language, the messages are based on the latest scientific findings by medical and child development experts around the world.  The contents can promote dialogue, learning, communication and action among children, youth, families, communities, and social networks.

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