Archive ARVs

El financiamiento de ARVs en República Dominicana

En el periodo 2004 a 2014, el financiamiento para la compra de antirretrovirales (ARVs) en República Dominicana recaía en proyectos del Fondo Mundial de lucha contra el SIDA, la Tuberculosis y la Malaria (Fondo Mundial). El Plan de Emergencia para el Alivio de Sida del Presidente de Estados Unidos (PEPFAR por sus siglas en inglés), … Read more

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Quantification of HIV and AIDS Commodities for the Period April 2015 through March 2017, Swaziland

HIV and AIDS are the greatest public health and socio-economic development challenges for Swaziland. The Government of Swaziland (GOS) has made significant progress in addressing the epidemic through the implementation of a series of strategic plans and frameworks. Despite its efforts, Swaziland remains one of the countries with a high HIV disease burden. The extended … Read more

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Accurate stock reporting: Ensuring the availability of laboratory commodities for HIV testing in Lesotho

By Almakio Phiri, SIAPS Lesotho Country Project Director; Katelyn Payne, Project Associate; Andreas Fusi, SIAPS Laboratory Logistics Advisor; and Pheello Pompong, SIAPS M&E and Communications Advisor Expanding Laboratory Testing Services Lesotho has the second-highest HIV prevalence rate in the world, with 22.9% of the population living with the disease.  The severity of this public health crisis is … Read more

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Angola: Better Patient Data, Better Supply Chain, Better Treatment Outcomes

The Problem In 2009, with the arrival of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) c in Africa under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Angolans living with HIV were given a lifeline for living longer, healthier, and more productive lives. As of 2012, there were a quarter of a million people in Angola living with HIV.  … Read more

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Training on ForLab and Long-Term Forecasting and Supply Planning of HIV and AIDS–Related Lab Commodities in Cameroon: Technical Report

A middle-income country in Central Africa, Cameroon had an HIV prevalence of 4.3% in 2011 in the general population 15–49 years of age (2011 DHS). The number of HIV patients on antiretroviral treatment (ART) has grown from a few hundred in 2001 to 78,000 at the end of 2009 and to 131,531 at the end … Read more

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February 2014 SIAPS/SCMS/BLC Newsletter

To learn more about what SIAPS, BLC and SCMS are doing in Namibia, you can read all about it here in the January-February 2014 newsletter. Topics include: the impact of  facility level behavioral practices on CMS performance in the supply of ARVs:  a competency framework to inform public health supply chain workforce planning in  Namibia; Namibia’s Pharmaceutical Regulatory Capacity; leveraging … Read more

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Namibia Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Baseline Survey Report

The Namibia Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence and Improvement Initiative is a phased approach guiding the implementation of adherence activities in Namibia over the period May 2011 to April 2013. The approach consists of seven implementation phases of adherence activities. The Namibia ART Baseline Adherence Survey was the first step in this systematic approach, designed to provide … Read more

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