Improvement Advisor, KM and Communications, Tanzania, USAID ASSIST Project/URC
In a an attempt to raise the tempo and quality of efforts directed towards accelerating access to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) to children, ASSIST Tanzania, along with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), PEPFAR, and implementing partners (IPs), organized the First National Forum on Improving Pediatric and Youth AIDS Services, a two-day conference that brought together about 260 participants from all walks of life to share experience and promising interventions in ensuring that children and youth receive quality ART care.
Mine workers in sub-Saharan Africa have the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, with more than 760,000 new cases per year connected to the mining industry. Mine workers in Swaziland are at particular risk, given that the country has the highest incidence of TB in the world.
US Liaison for the WHO Service Delivery & Safety Department
As conceptual clarity on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emerges, the health component requires a clear focus on the ‘how to’ of service delivery improvement. The convergence of the world of quality improvement and the world of Universal Health Coverage is vital.
Improvement Specialist for Gender and Knowledge Management, USAID ASSIST Project/WI-HER
Thursday, June 11th marked the second annual Gender360 Summit hosted by FHI360. More than 250 gender and development professionals attended the summit, which boasted an impressive list of speakers and panelists, including USAID Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment Susan Markham; Catherine Russell, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the Department of State; and Andrea Bertone, Director of the Gender Department at FHI360. Panel discussions included the right approaches to achieving gender equality, the role of donors in advancing a gender equality agenda, and featured short talks about engaging boys and men in the discussion and targeting hard to reach populations.