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Integrating Quality Improvement in HIV Programs (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis)

HIV incidence is high in Blantyre, especially among the key population (MSM, FSW, and partners of FSW) and AGYW. New interventions are being implemented without effectively integrating the learning component for quality improvement. The intervention is addressing issues around suboptimal coordination and low uptake of PrEP in Blantyre city. PrEP is effective scientifically but there is a need to address quality issues for proper implementation and obtaining maximum gains from the intervention. Having a higher incidence among the key population and the city thinks if PrEP is effectively...

Best Practice Type:
  • Intervention
City:
Blantyre
Tanya Marlo, Artificial Intelligence based Chatbox to reach out to young key population in Jakarta

Young people in Jakarta (aged 15-39 years) often find it difficult to find information about sexual and reproductive health rights, as well as HIV services. There is also a need to expand outreach strategies to different target audiences through innovative means.

Best Practice Type:
  • Intervention
City:
Jakarta
Home Delivery of ART and HIV self-testing Kit to PLHIV and Key populations

Rwanda adopted strong measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including long term strict lockdown in all districts of Rwanda. The movement were strictly limited to everyone and people were requested to stay at home. People living with HIV on ART, new HIV infected who want to initiate ART or those who wanted to test for HIV were at high risk of not accessing services at usual. Though, the government offered a channel to request officially the pass permission to people with a clear reason of getting out. However, for people living with HIV or who want to access HIV related services with...

Best Practice Type:
  • Intervention
City:
Kigali
GRADUAL ROLL-OUT OF HIV SELF-TESTING TRAININGS FOR HIV COUNSELLOR TESTERS

Lagos State has a mixed HIV epidemic party driven by the key and general populations. The state has an estimated population of above 24 million (Lagos Bureau of Statistics), with the Adolescent and Young People (AYPs) accounting for 43% of the population. The adolescents (10-19 years) account for 8% of persons living with HIV according to findings by the Nigeria HIV and AIDS Indicator and Impact survey (NAIIS 2018).

The low access and uptake of HIV Testing Services (HTS) by adolescents and young people coupled with risky behaviours, such as multiple sexual partners, transactional...

Best Practice Type:
  • Strategy / Guidelines
  • Intervention
City:
Lagos
DEVISING A CONTINGENCY PLAN IN LAGOS TO AVERT COVID-19 IMPACT ON THE CITY’S HIV AND AIDS RESPONSE

Lagos has a HIV prevalence of 1.4% with an estimated 138,765 persons living with HIV (PLWH), and 116,937 are on treatment as at the end of 2021. The city confirmed its index case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on 27th February 2020 and has continued to see an exponential increase in the number of confirmed cases since then. In order to curb the spread of COVID-19, the city’s HIV & AIDS program implementation was disrupted.

Best Practice Type:
  • Strategy / Guidelines
  • Intervention
City:
Lagos
Bimbingan Teknis Melalui Whatsapp (BMW) : Utilization of WhatsApp in Jakarta in operationalizing policy, mobilizing provider engagement and ensuring service quality during COVID-19

Social media technologies offer promising channels for operationalising emergency guidelines, engaging health providers, and ensuring service quality where COVID-19 lockdowns, quarantines, and physical distancing restrictions are in effect. The Provincial Health Office (PHO) is working with the USAID and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project to introduce weekly WhatsApp (WA) technical assistance (TA) sessions for all HIV health care workers in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Best Practice Type:
  • Strategy / Guidelines
  • Intervention
City:
Jakarta
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