The First National Forum on Accelerating Pediatric HIV and AIDS Services to share experiences in improving access, care, and retention to care for HIV infected children below 15 years was staged in June 2015 in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. The forum was organized by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in collaboration with the ASSIST project and other PEPFAR Implementing Partners (IPs) and brought together 260 health care providers and HIV/AIDS patients to share experience on ongoing efforts to improve ART programming for children and youth.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:15 to Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:15
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Psychosocial support is critical for children, families and communities to develop resilience and thus to thrive. Resilience and thriving at child, family and community level are necessary human capital conditions for all social and economic development initiatives. REPSSI hosts a biannual Psychosocial Support Forum to promote awareness and understanding of the importance of psychosocial support (PSS) and share knowledge on approaches to providing it.
Injections are one of the most common clinical procedures in the world with over 16 billion administered annually. Prioritizing injection safety within healthcare delivery will help prevent avoidable injuries and transmission of diseases, resulting in fewer lives lost and a reduction in medical costs associated with treating adverse events that occur as a result of unsafe injection practices. This webinar highlighted Swaziland’s experience with improving injection safety, WHO and the Safe Injection Global Network’s (SIGN) leadership and global campaign, and strategies to effectively apply global guidelines at the local level.
Link to the new WHO safety-engineered syringes guideline here and to the policy brief "Making all injections safe" here.
Charkhi Dadri is a First Referral Unit (FRU) in Bhiwani District in Haryana State and one of four facilities in Bhiwani that is being supported by the USAID ASSIST Project. On an average, about 350 to 400 antenatal care (ANC) cases are seen in Charkhi Dadri per month. The facility’s staff found that the waiting time for pregnant women to receive ANC services was extremely long due to inefficiencies in their triaging. The facility formed team which used quality improvement methods to streamline ANC services.