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Engaging the community to reach 90-90 -90
Worldwide in 2014, 36.9 million people are living with HIV. Of these, an estimated 54% are aware of their status and by March 2015, 15 million people were receiving antiretroviral care. Malawi has been one of the hardest hit countries by the HIV epidemic. Current estimates propose 1,100,000 Malawians are living with HIV in 2014, with over half a million (552,808) alive on ART (2,3). The adoption of the UNAIDS 90: 90: 90 targets in 2014 (90% of people living with HIV should know their status, 90% who know their status should be on ART, 90% of those on ART should be virologically suppressed) have been mirrored within the Malawian National Strategic plan (NSP) and concretely mean that 801,900 (73%) of all PLHIV should be virologically suppressed on ART.
MSF in Central African Republic: Activity update 2015 August
The Central African Republic faces a situation of chronic and prolonged health emergency. The political crisis and violence that shook the country since 2013 have exacerbated the shortage of health services as a whole and 72 percent of health facilities have been damaged or destroyed. At present, the vast majority of public health structures depend on the support of humanitarian and religious organisations.
Stock Outs in South Africa: Second Annual Report
One of the biggest frustrations faced by rural clinicians at the coalface of healthcare delivery in clinics and district hospitals is that short, yet devastating sentence: “Sorry, it’s out of stock”. It is hard to describe the helplessness and anger one feels when cheap, yet important medications such as anti-hypertensives, anti-epileptics, ARV’s, antibiotics and even simple analgesics are not available.
The Right Shot: 2015
Immunization is one of the most efficient ways to reduce child mortality. Yet, every year 1 child out of 5 (under the age of 1 year) is not fully vaccinated, putting him/ her at risk of dying of preventable diseases such as measles, pneumonia or diarrhoea. In the 2nd edition of MSF Access Campaign’s report, The Right Shot, we have gathered more than 1,500 data points from organisations including UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), governments, vaccine manufacturers and MSF’s own supply centres to better understand one of the main barriers to immunization: high vaccine prices. The resulting report is one of the most comprehensive publications on comparative vaccines prices to date, bringing together in one place information on 16 key vaccines across 13 countries.
ART Adherence Club report and toolkit
Piloted by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Khayelitsha, the award-winning ART Adherence Club model focuses on patient participation and peer support, for improved treatment adherence. This simple model allows patient groups to collect pre-packed, two-month supplies of treatment from lay health workers either at the clinic or outside of the clinic - whether at a local library or at a fellow patient's home.