Stigma

Improving Pharmaceutical Service in the Primary Healthcare Sector Through the Training of Pharmacist Assistants

Problem: South Africa (SA) has 5.63 million people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), 0.4 – 0.59million estimated TB cases reported per annum (according to the SA National Strategic plan 2012) 1 and 800 HIV related deaths per day. In order to...

MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE "AMISTAD-JAPÓN HOSPITAL" BLOOD BANK IN GUATEMALA

Problem: PROBLEM: Japan Friendship Hospital’s laboratory and blood bank, located in the Izabal department of Guatemala, has always had to share the same physical space with patients, affecting the quality of care to clients. These...

Reducing the effects of HIV/AIDS in rural communities through a holistic approach by volunteer caregivers in Shiselweni, Southern Swaziland

Problem: With an adult prevalence rate of 26% and an antenatal prevalence rate of 42%, Swaziland is the country in the world with the highest HIV infection rate. Shiselweni is one of four regions in the Kingdom of Swaziland, the area most...

Nicaragua | HIV Counseling and Testing Collaborative for People with STIs

Date improvement activities began: May, 2008 Date of end of collaborative: September, 2010 Aims/objectives: The primary objective of this collaborative was to support most at-risk populations (MARPs) in HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted...

Nicaragua | Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Improvement Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: January, 2009 Date of end of collaborative: August, 2010 Aims/objectives: The collaborative aimed to provide early and opportune anti-retroviral therapy (ART) who fall under the treatment initiation...

Care of the Caregivers in Namibia

Problem: Stigma and discrimination can negatively affect the interactions of health care workers with HIV-infected clients or those perceived to be HIV positive. Uninformed staff in health care settings may perceive HIV-infected patients...