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Grant Management Solutions Success Stories

In the course of almost 10 years of operation, GMS progressively refined its approach to organizing and implementing short-term technical supported, and has consequently identified the ingredients or best practices it considers to be essential to producing high-quality short-term technical support for grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). [more…]

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Immunization Costing Action Network (ICAN) Country Research and Policy

ICAN aims to build country capacity in the generation and use of cost evidence for sustainable and predictable financing for immunization. ICAN’s four member countries – India, Indonesia, Tanzania, and Vietnam – generated evidence to address the challenges at the top of their health and immunization financing agendas. The research summary for each country includes [more…]

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Saúde Para Todos: Collection of Technical Briefs from Health for All in Angola

The USAID-funded project Saúde Para Todos (Health For All, or HFA) supported the Angolan government’s efforts to increase quality health service delivery across the country. Led by Population Services International (PSI), the project delivered a package of health interventions to bring malaria, HIV/AIDS, family planning services, and reproductive health care to select municipalities and provinces [more…]

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Providing clinical guidance on interpretation of drug resistance testing using LPA based on the GLI guide (FLD and SLDs)

Drug susceptibility testing should be offered to all TB-infected people to ensure they are started on appropriate and effective treatment. Molecular tests, such as line probe assays (LPAs) are increasingly being used to rapidly diagnose TB and initiate appropriate treatment. The GLI Core Group, WHO Global TB Program, and the Supranational Reference Laboratory developed a [more…]

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Meeting the Challenge of TB in Urban Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, TB disproportionately affects women who make up more than two-thirds of all TB patients. Children, the elderly, the poor, and displaced populations are also at higher risk of infection, particularly in urban settings where dense populations and overcrowding exacerbate transmission. This webinar explores how expanding the WHO’s directly observed treatment, short course (DOTS) [more…]

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Sustainability of BSL-2 & BSL-3 (moderate-risk & high-risk) TB laboratories: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Laboratory biosafety is critical to protect healthcare workers and to ensure proper diagnostic results. Failures in biosafety occur when risk and sustainability are not included in the implementation process. This webinar from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease discusses challenges and solutions to this important topic. Case studies are presented where risk was [more…]

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Building blocks of progress: Case studies in pharmaceutical systems strengthening

It takes a resilient pharmaceutical system working within and in support of a functioning health system to ensure access to products and services for the people who need them. Pharmaceutical system strengthening requires a coordinated response from policy makers to the dispenser at the local drug shop. It also requires systems strengthening work in governance, [more…]

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Quality of Care: An Essential Pillar to Achieve Universal Health Coverage for Women, Children, and Adolescents

This webinar series explores experiences and lessons for improving the quality of care along the continuum of health services that reach women, children, and adolescents. Webinar 1: Rethinking Maternal and Newborn Health Services Photo credit: Glenn Ruga Webinar 2: Établir les Normes pour la Qualité des Soins au Rwanda (also available in English) Photo credit: [more…]

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Strengthening Services for People Living with HIV: Building an Effective, Integrated TB/HIV Approach in Angola

In support of TB/HIV service integration, the USAID-funded Health for All project provided coordination and advocacy at the national level to align Angola’s National TB Control Program and the National Institute for the Fight Against AIDS goals, infrastructural support to facilities to ensure that they have the necessary supplies to offer services, and capacity building [more…]

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Challenge TB Technical Briefs and Highlights

Ending the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic requires leadership, broad stakeholder and community engagement, proven interventions and innovations. The USAID-funded Challenge TB project provided global technical leadership and support to national TB control programs and other in-country partners. The collection of technical briefs and highlights document MSH’s collaboration in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Nigeria on topics [more…]

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