Blog RSS https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/ en VUMC/FGH participated and presented at Jornadas Regionais 2022 https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/news/vumcfgh-participated-and-presented-jornadas-regionais-2022 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC/FGH participated and presented at Jornadas Regionais 2022</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/friends-in-global-health/users/ridingkm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/28/2022 - 16:55</span> <a href="/friends-in-global-health/blog-post-rss/95" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC/FGH participated and presented at Jornadas Regionais 2022"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>VUMC/FGH participated in and presented at the <strong>Jornadas de Saúde da Região Centro</strong> (Central Region Health Conference) held October 27-29, 2022 in Tete City, Tete, Mozambique.</p> <p>The conference’s <a href="https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/sites/default/files/docs/Jornadas%20Regionais%20Centro%202022_Scientific%20Programme-compressed.pdf">Scientific Programme (in Portuguese) is available here</a>.</p> <p>The FGH team participated with five oral presentations and one poster presentation, led by FGH’s <strong>Caroline De Schacht</strong> (Evaluations Director), <strong>Celso Belo</strong> (Evaluations Manager), <strong>Carlota Fonseca</strong> (Senior Evaluations Officer), <strong>Paula Paulo</strong> (Provincial Evaluations Coordinator), and <strong>Ariano Matino</strong> (Data Monitoring and Analysis Officer), as listed below:</p> <ul><li>Oral presentation by Celso Belo (#032, Page #15 in Programme): <ul><li><strong>COVID-19 e a saúde mental dos trabalhadores de saúde nos serviços de HIV da Zambézia (Portuguese)</strong></li> <li>COVID-19 and the mental health of health workers in Zambézia's HIV services (English)<br />  </li> </ul></li> <li>Oral presentation by Celso Belo, FGH Evaluations Manager (#070, Page #18 in Programme): <ul><li><strong>Percepções sobre o impacto da COVID-19 no acesso aos serviços de saúde de HIV</strong> (Portuguese)</li> <li>Perceptions about the impact of COVID-19 on access to HIV health services (English)<br />  </li> </ul></li> <li>Oral presentation by Carlota Fonseca (#071, Page #18 in Programme): <ul><li><strong>Barreiras e facilitadores para aceitação da vacinação contra a COVID-19 na população adulta e idosa, Zambézia</strong> (Portuguese)</li> <li>Barriers and facilitators for acceptance of vaccination against COVID-19 in the adult and elderly population, Zambézia (English)<br />  </li> </ul></li> <li>Oral presentation by Paula Paulo (#064, Page #17 in Programme): <ul><li><strong>Desempenho do auto teste de HIV entre populações-alvo na zona rural de Moçambique</strong> (Portuguese)</li> <li>HIV self-test performance among target populations in rural Mozambique (English)<br />  </li> </ul></li> <li>Oral presentation by Ariano Matino (#033, Page #15 in Programme): <ul><li><strong>Sintomas de depressão correlacionados em casais seroconcordantes vivendo com HIV na província da Zambézia, Moçambiqu</strong>e (Portuguese)</li> <li>Correlated depression symptoms in seroconcordant couples living with HIV in Zambézia province, Mozambique (English)<br />  </li> </ul></li> <li>Poster presentation by Caroline De Schacht (#151, Page #26 in Programme): <ul><li><strong>Vacinação contra a COVID-19 entre pessoas com HIV e activistas: inquérito de aceitabilidade, Zambézia Moçambique</strong> (Portuguese)</li> <li>Vaccination against COVID-19 among people with HIV and activists: acceptability survey, Zambézia Mozambique (English)</li> </ul></li> </ul><p>FGH team members also participated in the moderation of one round table and several parallel sessions, as listed below:</p> <p><strong>Round Table Session:</strong></p> <ul><li>“Desafios Alcance das Metas 95/95/95” (Portuguese)/ “Challenges Achieving 95/95/95 Goals” (English) -- Co-moderated by <strong>Caroline De Schacht</strong></li> </ul><p><strong>Parallel Sessions:</strong></p> <ul><li>“Serviços de saúde e Custos em Saúde” (Portuguese)/ “Health Services and Health Costs” (English) -- Co-moderated by <strong>Carlota Fonseca</strong></li> <li>“Adesão e Retenção ao TARV” (Portuguese)/ “Adherence and Retention to ART” (English) -- Co-moderated by <strong>Caroline De Schacht</strong></li> <li>“Vigilância e Observação de Saúde” (Portuguese)/ “Health Surveillance and Observation” (English) -- Co-moderated by <strong>Paula Paulo</strong></li> <li>“Trauma e Violência, Populações Chaves” (Portuguese)/ “Trauma, Violence and Key Populations” (English) -- Co-moderated by <strong>Celso Belo</strong></li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 28 Nov 2022 22:55:04 +0000 ridingkm 95 at https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health VUMC/FGH team presented at INTEREST and AIDS 2022 https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/news/vumcfgh-team-presented-interest-and-aids-2022 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUMC/FGH team presented at INTEREST and AIDS 2022</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/friends-in-global-health/users/ridingkm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/28/2022 - 16:48</span> <a href="/friends-in-global-health/blog-post-rss/94" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUMC/FGH team presented at INTEREST and AIDS 2022"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>INTEREST 2022</strong></p> <p>The VUMC/FGH team presented results from various program evaluation projects at the <strong><a href="http://interestworkshop.org/program-2022/">16th INTEREST Conference</a></strong> (held in-person in Kampala, Uganda and virtually) on May 10-13, 2022.</p> <p>The team presented on six abstracts accepted as poster presentations, led by FGH’s Evaluations Director, Caroline De Schacht, MD, MSc, PhD, Evaluations Manager, Celso Belo, MD, MMSc, Senior Evaluations Officer, Carlota Fonseca, and Provincial Evaluations Coordinator, Paula Paulo.</p> <p>The conference abstracts are now available online in the <strong>INTEREST 2022 <a href="http://interestworkshop.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/INTEREST-2022-Abstract_Book.pdf">Abstract Book</a></strong>. Information on FGH-presented abstracts and their location in the book are provided here:</p> <ul><li><strong>Knowledge and Perceptions Regarding the Effect of SARS-CoV-2 Infection on Mental Health of Healthcare Workers Delivering HIV Services in Zambézia Province, Mozambique, C. Belo;</strong> Paper #153, Page #123</li> <li><strong>Perceptions Regarding Impact of COVID-19 on Access to Healthcare among Persons with HIV and Healthcare Workers Providing HIV Care in Zambézia Province, Mozambique, C. Belo; </strong>Paper #157, Page #126</li> <li><strong>COVID-19 Vaccination among Persons with HIV and Health Activists: Acceptability Study in Mozambique, C. De Schacht;</strong> Paper #161, Page #129</li> <li><strong>HIV Self-Test Performance Among Targeted Populations in Rural Mozambique, C. De Schacht;</strong> Paper #259, Page #201</li> <li><strong>Barriers and Facilitators to Use of Male Friendly Clinical Services in Quelimane, Zambézia province, Mozambique: Results of a qualitative study, 2021, C. Fonseca;</strong> Paper #384, Page #292</li> <li><strong>Tuberculosis and HIV Testing Among Patients with Presumptive Tuberculosis: Results of a Pilot in Zambézia Province Mozambique, P. Paulo;</strong> Paper #248, Page #193</li> </ul><p><strong>AIDS 2022</strong></p> <p>The VUMC/FGH team presented results from one program evaluation projects at the <strong><a href="https://aids2022.org/">24th International AIDS Conference</a> </strong>(held in-person in Montreal, Canada and virtually) on July 29 – August 2, 2022.</p> <p>The team presented one abstract accepted as an e-poster presentation, led by FGH’s Senior Evaluations Officer, Carlota Fonseca.</p> <p>The <strong>AIDS 2022 <a href="https://programme.aids2022.org/">Programme</a></strong> and abstracts/presentations are now available online, and all abstracts are available online in the <strong>AIDS 2022 <a href="https://aids2022.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/AIDS2022_abstract_book.pdf">Abstract Book</a></strong>. Links to access the presented abstract and e-poster are provided here:</p> <ul><li style="margin-left:8px">Barriers and Facilitators to Use of Male Friendly Clinical Services in Quelimane, Zambézia province, Mozambique: Results of a qualitative study, 2021, <strong>C. Fonseca</strong> (EPE085) <ul style="list-style-type:circle"><li style="margin-left:8px"><a href="https://programme.aids2022.org/Abstract/Abstract/?abstractid=4807">Abstract link</a></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><a href="https://programme.aids2022.org/PAGMaterial/PPT/1673_6930/AIDS2022_EPOSTER_EPE085_MFS_final.pdf">E-poster link</a></li> <li style="margin-left:8px"><a href="https://aids2022.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/AIDS2022_abstract_book.pdf">Abstract Book</a> – Abstract #EPE085, Page #1124</li> </ul></li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 28 Nov 2022 22:48:32 +0000 ridingkm 94 at https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health FGH presents at IAS and Jornadas Nacionais 2021 https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/news/fgh-presents-ias-and-jornadas-nacionais-2021 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FGH presents at IAS and Jornadas Nacionais 2021</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/friends-in-global-health/users/ridingkm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12/31/2021 - 08:42</span> <a href="/friends-in-global-health/blog-post-rss/89" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to FGH presents at IAS and Jornadas Nacionais 2021"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>IAS 2021</h3> <p>VUMC/FGH presented at the International AIDS Society (IAS) 2021 conference held July 18-21, 2021.</p> <p>The team participated by presenting an e-poster of evaluation findings for a key HIV prevention and care/treatment program evaluation project entitled, “<strong>The effect of a mentor mothers program on maternal and infant PMTCT outcomes in Zambézia province, Mozambique</strong>” (PE01-D106).  The e-poster was presented by James (Jimmy) Carlucci, MD, MPH (Indiana University) as part of the session entitled Prevention of vertical transmission.</p> <p>The presented session (including the abstract, pdf of e-poster, and webcast recording) can be found <a href="https://theprogramme.ias2021.org/Programme/Session/601">here</a>.</p> <p>The digital content from the entire IAS 2021 conference is free and on-demand <a href="https://www.ias2021.org/the-programme/">here</a>, with video and e-poster sessions available in several channels that can be searched by track category or keyword(s).</p> <h3>Jornadas Nacionais 2021</h3> <p>VUMC/FGH participated in and presented at the XVII Jornadas Nacionais de Saúde (National Health Conference) held September 8-10, 2021.</p> <p>The conference has been organized by Mozambique’s Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS, in English, the National Institute of Health) since 1976, and takes place every three years. Serving as Mozambique’s largest and foremost scientific event in the health field, the INS describes it as, “… a nation-wide event, during which the results of scientific research in the field of health and related areas are presented and discussed, with the purpose of informing and influencing decision-making and the formulation of public health policies.” The theme for the XVII conference was "Promoting health security and sustainable development through transdisciplinary scientific research."</p> <p>In total, there were 11 scientific works and 2 symposium sessions that FGH and collaborators from the Provincial Health Department of Zambézia (DPS-Z) presented at the <a name="_Hlk95295093" id="_Hlk95295093">XVII National Health Conference</a>.</p> <p>The scientific program of the entire conference (and searchable by session type) is available <a href="https://jns.gov.mz/">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>Participation highlights:</strong></p> <ol><li>FGH was the proud recipient of the conference award for “Best Oral Presentation” for the oral presentation given by Dr. José Tique (FGH Technical Director) sharing HIV program evaluation results on the “Positive Effects of Intensified Preventive Calls/Home Visits on Early Retention in Zambézia Province.”</li> <li>Dr. Caroline De Schacht (FGH Director of Evaluations) served as Vice-President of the Scientific Committee for the XVII Jornadas Nacionais de Saúde conference, including moderation of one plenary session and assisting in the writing of the conference summary report.</li> </ol><p><strong>Symposium sessions:</strong></p> <p>1. At the symposium themed, <strong>Building Health Information Systems Integrated with a Multidisciplinary Landscape</strong>, the session entitled "<em>Harmonization and Centralization of Electronic Patient Monitoring System - OpenMRS: The future of management of patients on ART</em>" was presented by Eurico José (FGH Health Information Systems [HIS] Director)</p> <p>2. At the symposium themed, Intersection of HIV and COVID-19 Epidemics: Social and health system, and laboratory issues in co-infected patients, the session entitled “<em>The effects of COVID-19 on PLHIV mental health and access to health services</em>” was presented by Dr. Celso Belo (FGH Evaluations Manager)</p> <p><strong>Oral Presentations:</strong></p> <ol><li><em>Effect of Mentor Mothers Program on Maternal and Infant PMTCT Outcomes in Zambézia</em><br /> a. Presented by: Cristina Cugara, DPS-Z MCH/PMTCT Focal Point</li> <li><em>Involvement of the Private Sector in HIV Care: Acceptability of HIV Self-Test in Pharmacies<br /> a.</em>Presented by: Carlota Lucas Fonseca, FGH Senior Evaluations Officer</li> <li><em>Impact of community adherence support groups on retention and viral suppression in Zambézia</em><br /> a. Presented by: Dr. Cheinaze Veríssimo, DPS-Z Provincial HIV Supervisor</li> <li><em>Tuberculosis and HIV Testing in People with Presumptive Tuberculosis: Results of a Pilot in Zambézia<br /> a. </em>Presented by: Paula Paulo, FGH Provincial Evaluations Coordinator</li> <li><em>Use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Among HIV Serodiscordant Couples: A Qualitative Study in Zambézia</em><br /><em>a. </em>Presented by: Almiro Maurício Emílio, FGH HoPS+ Study Officer</li> </ol><p><strong>Poster presentations:</strong></p> <ol><li><em>Association of Time Spent at Health Facility with Retention: A Satisfaction Survey in Zambézia</em><br /> a. Presented by Caroline De Schacht, FGH Director of Evaluations</li> <li><em>Barriers and Facilitators for the Use of Men-Friendly Services in Quelimane City</em><br /> a. Presented by Carlota Lucas Fonseca, FGH Senior Evaluations Officer</li> <li><em>Monitoring Process Measures in Retention: Assessing Quality Improvement in Zambézia</em><br /> a. Presented by Sara Van Rompaey, FGH HIS Clinical Advisor</li> <li><em>Perceptions on Access to Health Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Zambézia Province</em><br /> a. Presented by Paula Paulo, FGH Provincial Evaluations Coordinator</li> <li><em>Patient Satisfaction and Retention of HIV Care in Zambézia Province, Mozambique<br /> a. </em>Presented by Caroline De Schacht, FGH Director of Evaluations</li> </ol></div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:42:21 +0000 ridingkm 89 at https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health FGH Presented at INTEREST 2020 https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/news/fgh-presented-interest-2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FGH Presented at INTEREST 2020 </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/friends-in-global-health/users/ridingkm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/21/2021 - 14:49</span> <a href="/friends-in-global-health/blog-post-rss/55" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to FGH Presented at INTEREST 2020 "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">The VUMC/FGH team presented results from various program evaluation projects at the <a href="http://interestworkshop.org/">INTEREST 2020 virtual conference</a> in December. The team presented on five abstracts, including two mini-oral presentations, represented by FGH’s Evaluations Director, Caroline De Schacht, and Technical Director, José Tique.</p> <p>As the conference abstracts/presentations are now available online in the <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Facademicmedicaleducation.com%2F%3Fsource%3Dinfectiousdiseasesonline.com&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cc406e3664cbb4450a5f108d8c97299b7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637480841325291234%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=LXxm8vWivG4ySth%2FQ7abG%2FP%2F%2BgJvFTFc06ZeZCFkgTM%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://academicmedicaleducation.com/?source=infectiousdiseasesonline.com" shash="urAAYbnM3j1FS91BABGS5CAGxOMb6UUnBhjTiBH7WPaF1PjoBX82jJBhL6tJlVqwP68DmjVyHJR8md6aY/r0jl274RxGLC8NmYMhysREWzPhfbXWfCE6+Z16y2BIDSxIkqDHrpT7wgsM5LSZvUXFj3rCLeR1qNbggNM594ZM7LI=">Academic Medical Education (AME) platform</a>, links are provided here for your reviewing and sharing:</p> <ol start="1" type="1"><li><strong>For Each Hour a Patient Living with HIV Spends in the Health Facility, the Probability of Being Retained in Care Decreases: Results from a Patients’ Satisfaction Survey in Mozambique</strong> <ol start="1" type="a"><li>Mini-oral presentation (Caroline De Schacht): <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Facademicmedicaleducation.com%2Fmeeting%2Finterest-2020%2Fvideo%2Feach-hour-patient-living-hiv-spends-health-facility-probability-being&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cc406e3664cbb4450a5f108d8c97299b7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637480841325291234%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=OwZhDDTgR%2BpbAL2gBEJWoQpZ7uVZtu0PExBUEBlipic%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://academicmedicaleducation.com/meeting/interest-2020/video/each-hour-patient-living-hiv-spends-health-facility-probability-being" shash="AMP+KRfjO4PM7h6oh6tu709zfiOAgtD8vf6mj7jKED2YVRWB329mK/ZU+XBbyzKYxp9TsGJZsoIrfR7kMruyUsF8jnQ1CK5jl8M3rVt9G6YJCxMaaIr2OmZRiUjqYSxcuSH4xGQKFIUTXzq3I8AL7NwXXpmqHQudN4lGSVeH7lA=">video</a> and <a 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URL:&#10;https://academicmedicaleducation.com/meeting/interest-2020/slide-set/each-hour-patient-living-hiv-spends-health-facility-probability&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">slide set </a> </li> <li><a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Facademicmedicaleducation.com%2Fmeeting%2Finterest-2020%2Fabstract%2Feach-hour-patient-living-hiv-spends-health-facility-probability&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cc406e3664cbb4450a5f108d8c97299b7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637480841325301231%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=zKB4vNzuhLAeB2ZXLvcbricuK7997ak4ddqr%2B%2Fu%2BNk0%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://academicmedicaleducation.com/meeting/interest-2020/abstract/each-hour-patient-living-hiv-spends-health-facility-probability" shash="a2FfJq4sK/5AuXUSZGwu2q0bIkXHX9562pDtBNFT6N57LH23fk3T4TtaFHxol3OSidJPAYrhGxHxeZlJbr30opO6GpqguKKu5tPrX0BtZsPoF42hCnIy5oYRHRknHwhB17maWa322KzvzjmfZE9eAsaQITjnBGV46J/fTj3G5lY=">Abstract</a><br />  </li> </ol></li> <li><strong>Positive Effects of Intensified Preventive Calls/Home Visits on Early Retention Among Adults Newly Initiated on Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambézia Province, Mozambique</strong> <ol start="1" type="a"><li>Mini-oral presentation (José Tique): <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Facademicmedicaleducation.com%2Fmeeting%2Finterest-2020%2Fvideo%2Fpositive-effects-intensified-preventive-callshome-visits-early&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cc406e3664cbb4450a5f108d8c97299b7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637480841325311223%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=DoFKikllMvnhb5JIQv6x9bmEtWWHOKhVIgEQNI2bvUQ%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://academicmedicaleducation.com/meeting/interest-2020/video/positive-effects-intensified-preventive-callshome-visits-early" shash="aZRnMgBlxt3MJ9tUCTX57aMdugtzdXL6nJCfbWoocF876a6mZlDcaARqpdS7JyGF5oyV+EelI9GVZbWJ4Iyn8UsKNMEsKaldrqi46pExAggq1jR63Y9TQxPPpFK/6ldIgzakziFA+mIxKPAD5uKBw+L5ISXAt18EIKzgB7CNp40=">video</a></li> <li><a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Facademicmedicaleducation.com%2Fmeeting%2Finterest-2020%2Fabstract%2Fpositive-effects-intensified-preventive-callshome-visits-early&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cc406e3664cbb4450a5f108d8c97299b7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637480841325311223%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=WYaIdWC8texHr7gQrskEK%2BxiAmmLqfSU0NliUkZY53k%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://academicmedicaleducation.com/meeting/interest-2020/abstract/positive-effects-intensified-preventive-callshome-visits-early" shash="Ye2gel2qHvRVlYeY8H2g9Yw3zsqCTxIUfs1C30DOGmEuLnj/b1LKTDNG2rIA79lgxLcoTVRxDDO01Is2VYpMkuMGIikufGwBeLbHnpZsFJoeP94fw1fu2ikSiM2e7YRhgB36SrLp6dDJhvK4wbRamdel7weY3msqxSP/d50A7+A=">Abstract</a><br />  </li> </ol></li> <li><strong>Immunodeficiency Among HIV-positive Children in the Setting of Evolving Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation Policies: 6 Years of Pediatric CD4 Data from Zambézia Province, Mozambique</strong> <ol start="1" type="a"><li><a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Facademicmedicaleducation.com%2Fmeeting%2Finterest-2020%2Fe-poster%2Fimmunodeficiency-among-hiv-positive-children-setting-evolving&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cc406e3664cbb4450a5f108d8c97299b7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637480841325321213%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=SXin75LVKs9MThVIrsrmEmG7O%2BWI4XF%2FhxWw0DKQZDI%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://academicmedicaleducation.com/meeting/interest-2020/e-poster/immunodeficiency-among-hiv-positive-children-setting-evolving" shash="OSVbnuQpIf/iRP+bCO86+Yhxu09WPP+vIsnu+sAaj2exeSkrhxBjwrUVerZkUP+eMvpATp9Yk4SP5fQHWlXZ5XpOu3UttNhBcEQH2MFzyUrN8l35qWhK1FXEuKtQ68xcAOYH2OiGM/AqXo/cdkmynNyS5epo1Y5RR+6pEVs/OQ4=">e-Poster</a></li> <li><a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Facademicmedicaleducation.com%2Fmeeting%2Finterest-2020%2Fabstract%2Fimmunodeficiency-among-hiv-positive-children-setting-evolving&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cc406e3664cbb4450a5f108d8c97299b7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637480841325321213%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=XTvhMJLHF9GiSlBjeMo63V67IukO8X8WgDo3j8k%2F6ds%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://academicmedicaleducation.com/meeting/interest-2020/abstract/immunodeficiency-among-hiv-positive-children-setting-evolving" shash="H2qXnpomth0wYUH0vD4CO704LFRPiMcGgKP+KX4sNPw4i/Qc9qVV3F3z35IC1lMtES/8NQFHqKNkO8lfusUy/BlTG0vW4F+OxBH7EhBeejaCM2Hd7pOFW7V+0uvD71O35p3mEtE4evczIUTcWhGxePbGD+foF6RkSfh0TF39Zbg=">Abstract</a><br />  </li> </ol></li> <li><strong>Interpersonal Patient Satisfaction Factors More Strongly Correlated with Retention in Care than Structural Factors Among Adults Receiving HIV Services in Rural Mozambique</strong> <ol start="1" type="a"><li><a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Facademicmedicaleducation.com%2Fmeeting%2Finterest-2020%2Fe-poster%2Finterpersonal-patient-satisfaction-factors-more-strongly-correlated&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cc406e3664cbb4450a5f108d8c97299b7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637480841325331210%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=%2FVCAzJexS2LM05rSQHmtFvKBmwiFCyycwsJbGA8VyS4%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://academicmedicaleducation.com/meeting/interest-2020/e-poster/interpersonal-patient-satisfaction-factors-more-strongly-correlated" shash="JcIJFCnyVCuN/LfmVZLGGB6+bEiqB2DAjJ7ZeyVcddVIJQkIfV/aepYbjXvA+WpSWjT3yVYI2VwmMVie0GeuQRU+Qk1Mupqrui6QjSFae8kL2o4jFWWNV2jjirszE8K4rbXDoKd4wuUmKOkXURkuYByh+RouAPaagID3uMUucmM=">e-Poster</a></li> <li><a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Facademicmedicaleducation.com%2Fmeeting%2Finterest-2020%2Fabstract%2Finterpersonal-patient-satisfaction-factors-more-strongly-correlated&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cc406e3664cbb4450a5f108d8c97299b7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637480841325331210%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=qLP851LLtxAySVd0urU00KdOvDsFyO2tGjtNVrJCAlA%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://academicmedicaleducation.com/meeting/interest-2020/abstract/interpersonal-patient-satisfaction-factors-more-strongly-correlated" shash="xASrLKGDekKSNP05CjzDLfZSLru7Z7ibNcObyE5LCgsWwwhLvuNx6qUhu8CznttepIZ5xcbLR4/IH1/Zkt2tg+li4FHZfUeqOfX6zaWnfrfoRck98c9x4MsDjpKkD4DoPWBgD1BwfEL9nIW6UE9U1A46JsdzAd4o/ndmlvm/vrM=">Abstract</a><br />  </li> </ol></li> <li><strong>Evidence of a Quality Improvement-Guided Intervention to Improve the Availability of Viral Load Results Among Pregnant and Lactating Women Receiving Care at a Large HIV Clinic in Rural Zambézia, Mozambique (note: e-poster not available)</strong> <ol start="1" type="a"><li><a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Facademicmedicaleducation.com%2Fmeeting%2Finterest-2020%2Fabstract%2Fevidence-quality-improvement-guided-intervention-improve&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cc406e3664cbb4450a5f108d8c97299b7%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637480841325331210%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=r2znpYWhbXhUrN%2FBopNtKoAVazOo58EGRC%2FbyONfeWk%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://academicmedicaleducation.com/meeting/interest-2020/abstract/evidence-quality-improvement-guided-intervention-improve" shash="CZenAYpkuGQBdp0r1JdbCsjV0h6AwBMaK+AuzB90ZJDRlFn2KlUv6mPEPmNDAs2NruCErqYN4aOHlEyz0kG0GVoi7E/sV3rl+K0qZHStpH4BEMnHmL531rKC1H61lC8qFnGVaHWu0XvVL8XZMrr8Yq9Gxs3d4Qb65NS+fQGi+ZE=">Abstract</a></li> </ol></li> </ol></div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 21 Jan 2021 20:49:59 +0000 ridingkm 55 at https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health FGH Presented at AIDS 2020 and CROI 2020 https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/news/fgh-presented-aids-2020-and-croi-2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FGH Presented at AIDS 2020 and CROI 2020</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/friends-in-global-health/users/ridingkm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/27/2020 - 15:45</span> <a href="/friends-in-global-health/blog-post-rss/58" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to FGH Presented at AIDS 2020 and CROI 2020"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>VUMC/FGH presented at the <a href="https://www.aids2020.org/"><strong>AIDS 2020: Virtual Conference</strong></a> from July 6-10th.  The presentations are available online, the collective team participated by presenting on the following key HIV prevention and care/treatment program evaluation projects:</p> <ul type="disc"><li><a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcattendee.abstractsonline.com%2Fmeeting%2F9289%2FPresentation%2F419&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cbebe42853c834309ceea08d84ab55116%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637341489900438479&amp;sdata=FMMD5JtPDjKSgOXYZ8OMWK4sVIOFocYxAsKx68WSTtg%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://cattendee.abstractsonline.com/meeting/9289/Presentation/419" shash="jI8JQQU6XH1FDN7upWx9I8jsus7yAPf9lgBDHix9sre9VDTyLwEoKAa+Eml6AlgoJw+3d3dfLHYYLb/8WmsaRCcBiP3PB9ZEuK8rXmNvKwFzUVzeBTJ9zAKI9+2LqgjKFDL1PBrkw/qu7O90xLRDmOgcrmSlh5DXPwtV6AtLQ5U=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://cattendee.abstractsonline.com/meeting/9289/Presentation/419&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">Positive Effects of Intensified Preventive Calls/Home Visits on Early Retention Among Adults Newly Initiated on Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambézia Province, Mozambique</a>. (PDE0104) – poster discussion session, presented by José Tique, FGH</li> <li><a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcattendee.abstractsonline.com%2Fmeeting%2F9289%2FPresentation%2F1889&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cbebe42853c834309ceea08d84ab55116%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637341489900438479&amp;sdata=Yr9rujGD3ym5y1Fz6e7e873x%2Bwzufu4y71Jut7wa3h0%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://cattendee.abstractsonline.com/meeting/9289/Presentation/1889" shash="NeRfkq96b77827x+k9JtE6I3b1uvFrlFa+0DxIKrdGfnx3Bd2p5xVHo6isQo9BtL8y4XBahvn36N/pjz5zwyi/k+6FiTD0r/L0PdSe3E3o4F1kcpdXZIY0TjvfvwCDGq2ZqJcQgc9NleO20v5LfxMK2Kpz/4fPOAQ1Zm555kAJw=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://cattendee.abstractsonline.com/meeting/9289/Presentation/1889&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">Interpersonal Patient Satisfaction Factors More Strongly Correlated with Retention in Care than Structural Factors Among Adults Receiving HIV Services in Rural Mozambique.</a> (PED0881) – e-poster presentation, presented by Caroline De Schacht, FGH</li> <li><a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcattendee.abstractsonline.com%2Fmeeting%2F9289%2FPresentation%2F2426&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cbebe42853c834309ceea08d84ab55116%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637341489900448477&amp;sdata=x4SjfUA1NrsznhXx1sZs3NsPtRb0UwBz5IS3aE94lck%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://cattendee.abstractsonline.com/meeting/9289/Presentation/2426" shash="CoyqyG/aGu6Z+Tl+PjBISB5yd1O1IZ+CdulkHh3mph+3vRzDX4LUKFNIhxkp9sN6QTYSPXVhcml+913vS60k4/xIhu5pX84xx/nu5fiLyg8M3VEzqPmGOPC+5Qf/t6B1JD+SW9BqNJrQj33NowgNJaEDgu1np4dAraL7WD1Wl/U=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://cattendee.abstractsonline.com/meeting/9289/Presentation/2426&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">Evidence of a Quality Improvement-Guided Intervention to Improve the Availability and use of Viral Load Results Among Pregnant and Lactating Women Receiving Care at a Large HIV Clinic in Rural Zambézia Province, Mozambique</a>. (PEE1533) – e-poster presentation, presented by Cella Cabsela, FGH</li> </ul><p>The digital content from the entire AIDS 2020: Virtual conference is free and on-demand <strong><a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcattendee.abstractsonline.com%2Fmeeting%2F9289%2FPresentation%2F2426&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cbebe42853c834309ceea08d84ab55116%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637341489900448477&amp;sdata=x4SjfUA1NrsznhXx1sZs3NsPtRb0UwBz5IS3aE94lck%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://cattendee.abstractsonline.com/meeting/9289/Presentation/2426" shash="CoyqyG/aGu6Z+Tl+PjBISB5yd1O1IZ+CdulkHh3mph+3vRzDX4LUKFNIhxkp9sN6QTYSPXVhcml+913vS60k4/xIhu5pX84xx/nu5fiLyg8M3VEzqPmGOPC+5Qf/t6B1JD+SW9BqNJrQj33NowgNJaEDgu1np4dAraL7WD1Wl/U=">here</a></strong>, with video and e-poster sessions available in several channels that can be searched by track category or keyword(s)</p> <p>Additionally, the FGH/VUMC team participated in the CROI 2020 Conference from March 8-11th, 2020 with a presentation sharing preliminary findings from an HIV self-testing program evaluation:</p> <ul type="disc"><li><a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.croiconference.org%2Fabstract%2Fis-an-unassisted-pharmacy-based-hiv-self-testing-strategy-in-mozambique-sufficient%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cbebe42853c834309ceea08d84ab55116%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637341489900458464&amp;sdata=8rdNZJ%2F4HRLdwc1vxwloauMb7z0Ybb3vk%2BSsMJx9LsU%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.croiconference.org/abstract/is-an-unassisted-pharmacy-based-hiv-self-testing-strategy-in-mozambique-sufficient/" shash="oNFzO9bMyd7xWXyUwOeSFs0GASw6Wg27athT/v/rNZHdvTKvA60YOdF0r6NZZLG2txnhFYWGvMywcwBwtPczouTqH30xpkIdcU1tAeeRNHt3rfNb05fDiEwOr/dwz8HHIE24qKVNT+XZOzadFm7Rm4va8oUdlKMYK9zKrbJTjw4=" title="Original URL:&#10;https://www.croiconference.org/abstract/is-an-unassisted-pharmacy-based-hiv-self-testing-strategy-in-mozambique-sufficient/&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">Is an Unassisted Pharmacy-Based HIV Self-Testing Strategy In Mozambique Sufficient?</a> (abstract #0957) – <a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2F2jg4quetidw2blbbq2ixwziw-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F2%2Fposters%2F2020%2F1430_3_DeSchacht_00957.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cbebe42853c834309ceea08d84ab55116%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637341489900458464&amp;sdata=TdZatb2LPysnCC4%2F4oIeifuGwhXUu6O4XQY9OI8jej0%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://2jg4quetidw2blbbq2ixwziw-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/posters/2020/1430_3_DeSchacht_00957.pdf" shash="E3Mzqrz2rDPjx/T9ASyu+qoVp8Se0O2xBXE7nWYmCF7QieSot5haDOsPb3y6zQKhGPO4WASg/b5g9qZYU/LTlKx03r1OwcWsK4wEvoM2TBJxe6AiK5771JjJviHpvvep0wiBJBTAUISxtmYvgvix45aOVLj79wW/4gMQj3VdBA4=">e-poster</a> and accompanying <a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.croiwebcasts.org%2Fp%2F2020croi%2Fcroi%2F957-PS&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cbebe42853c834309ceea08d84ab55116%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637341489900468462&amp;sdata=KAqlgHPDX%2FsqzMInUZAhzqdNhvOl09P2DIy%2BQ5l7qAU%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="http://www.croiwebcasts.org/p/2020croi/croi/957-PS" shash="ZrVPauWLIUYsugLGblR+TMQ++JeXJLcTF1l55nJK3IyRMkiVXmVZiXkDHcwD0Yg1WcU3KXGWizZZ9NoCMNQi2UgQKAoyfUmxmGuojPCyHVCxsUdtfDi8TjAtUQMVbNPbqgNZwhBcRdNudtUdAA0eqZAc816B7c5veEIF+xv6ndc=">video</a>, presented by Caroline De Schacht, FGH</li> </ul><p>The digital content from the entire CROI 2020 conference is available <a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.croiconference.org%2Fcroi-2020%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cbebe42853c834309ceea08d84ab55116%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637341489900468462&amp;sdata=NfqA9qFFGjOB6FvIH9XNjQU5GBzEfsAd4%2BDBah0WOgg%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="https://www.croiconference.org/croi-2020/" shash="OCwBNsGb5IZW2O3ozQN7tDjzbnhszQKzunk17qOkSm5ir6zqYUSSYcngoBEitHpnr2U0CfIlfQbW0+xyyk4hXsZWbHZxYaG8+sw4OYinnGDPlw1nZjvXfSmLH4z+2PC7jVwjgMOGkA567dLq1LmIFEgcnCq/xfLlqjkC2eaijds=">here</a>, with abstracts, e-posters and webcasts available in digital format that can be searched by track category or keyword(s).</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 27 Aug 2020 20:45:38 +0000 ridingkm 58 at https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health FGH Presented at IAS 2019 https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/news/fgh-presented-ias-2019 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FGH Presented at IAS 2019</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/friends-in-global-health/users/ridingkm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:11</span> <a href="/friends-in-global-health/blog-post-rss/57" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to FGH Presented at IAS 2019"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">VUMC/FGH presented our at the <strong><a href="https://www.ias2019.org/">IAS 2019 Conference</a></strong> in Mexico City, Mexico during the week of July 21st. Represented by Bill Wester, VUMC Professor and PI of the Avante program, our collective team presented posters on the following projects:</p> <ul type="disc"><li><a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fprogramme.ias2019.org%2FAbstract%2FAbstract%2F761&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7C06bafcac49274dcd8ee908d74e7342a4%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637064129251239426&amp;sdata=4arkw7yu9TwZ5H1T0biDOfS%2FW9kKu3ZQy%2FYJCstBwps%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/761" shash="J7szKPnJ0QOuvhExZtVD0EDxc4oisgB/ycTvempMI60v81tma5HJgE+fQyVO1y+zhVgOh10oUQ4ScHP9UHjyu+2O85d+3xyRQVeUdSkLJU4F1ds86OpkFRD/v2wDYMDbZw51I5P7P71fhM64RuhPE0XVTHQ/fGcWNnfDrsJqAhE=" title="Original URL:&#10;http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/761&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">Effectiveness of short message service (SMS) reminders on timely pick-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) among consenting HIV-positive adults in Zambézia province, Mozambique.</a> (MOPED641)</li> <li><a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fprogramme.ias2019.org%2FAbstract%2FAbstract%2F4131&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7C06bafcac49274dcd8ee908d74e7342a4%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637064129251244426&amp;sdata=GfQPV%2FVi%2BAXIm28fjRmxKrQ8h1CPiZOGKOOFVQ56GyM%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/4131" shash="vrSSIsIggCnrADvopZOT/cNQXZdBf95a/9puNSXjch+NLsipLfmvJNgjbQXza/XXqOMhWVUWcGz9QqsW2DSaCv5665PoKMEFRP6NmuMPplXmth29YhMpgL3UQSiFZqmybTWwKzLmupNhwIDZduJENaTth17uodyQ9nT/6gazFyY=" title="Original URL:&#10;http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/4131&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">Implementing Quality Improvement in a large HIV clinic to improve the availability of pediatric viral load results for patient care in rural Zambézia Province, Mozambique.</a> (MOPED537)</li> <li><a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fprogramme.ias2019.org%2FAbstract%2FAbstract%2F1470&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7C06bafcac49274dcd8ee908d74e7342a4%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637064129251254422&amp;sdata=nxtAjBoiGmnqBXXRktoLe%2F3t4ubdCI6F3ovTDTnd0zM%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/1470" shash="LRi1vAAZplUnNtKqaHeTAtJKeqxcDjmJVKMbneQLwc/9Jj1GOlmrOMNP2stTsCNIfAk8uvLw+lkucxu95/cT+Q07RLbo2Gx4s9KHjpG3fUqSLiDrrBhhkzkHaM5o1VVZZhhUGyHKpTN6fjjVw7bVGNJb3ZKcrVChLIvbSHvuVPU=" title="Original URL:&#10;http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract/Abstract/1470&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">Improved 12-month ART retention rates through intensive monitoring of key process measures in Zambézia province, Mozambique.</a> (MOPED536)</li> </ul><p>To review the above presentations, click on the above link to access the abstract, and/or scroll to bottom of page to download the e-poster (note the conference abstract number in parentheses above).</p> <p>The link for the full IAS 2019 conference presentations program is here: <a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fprogramme.ias2019.org%2FAbstract&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7C06bafcac49274dcd8ee908d74e7342a4%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637064129251259419&amp;sdata=lUyRXMHoOnMDcXRkpoOOcwpnnUj7sbsVlxYUHbWv2ro%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract" shash="l5S08rq+wJHrafF1VUm/JP3POxtuFIlBoemv4xn68xUc2v9rAyRAUZDSDRQWS/eHPlk1Orhprl7ASt7uxmLJxheONLe0u85V0/7NCe2fi38VyFniOfu4ECjBPXIwAhA7EK2TIbDRS/jBd3r3jlEbolVCjiq0iuY/YykGUMWcqHk=" title="Original URL:&#10;http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">http://programme.ias2019.org/Abstract</a>, and it is possible to search by abstract type, track category, or keyword(s).</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 20:11:39 +0000 ridingkm 57 at https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health FGH Presented at INTEREST 2019 https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/news/fgh-presented-interest-2019 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FGH Presented at INTEREST 2019</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/friends-in-global-health/users/ridingkm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 07/31/2019 - 15:08</span> <a href="/friends-in-global-health/blog-post-rss/56" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to FGH Presented at INTEREST 2019"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">VUMC/FGH presented at the <strong><a href="http://interestworkshop.org/">INTEREST 2019 Conference</a></strong> in Accra, Ghana. Represented by Caroline De Schacht, FGH Director of Evaluations, our collective team presented the following work:</p> <p>Mini-oral presentation:</p> <ul type="disc"><li>Male engagement optimization in antenatal care clinics to assess need for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in serodiscordant couples: estimation based on preliminary data from a cluster randomized trial in Zambézia Province, Mozambique.</li> </ul><p>Abstracts:</p> <ul type="disc"><li>Effectiveness of short message service (SMS) reminders on timely pick-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) among consenting HIV-positive adults in Zambézia province, Mozambique.</li> <li>Implementing Quality Improvement in a large HIV clinic to improve the availability of pediatric viral load results for patient care in rural Zambézia Province, Mozambique.</li> <li>Improved viral suppression rates among HIV-positive adults receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) via community adherence group (CAG) support in Zambézia province, Mozambique.</li> </ul><p>The link for conference presentations is here: <a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.infectiousdiseasesonline.com%2Fpresentations-13th-interest%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cba2d62509fbc4933764208d715d5d007%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637001880370502870&amp;sdata=BGOJkZTaD1aFXbAIoNBksya8utNyqvO7RlWifGb1%2BYc%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="http://www.infectiousdiseasesonline.com/presentations-13th-interest/" shash="vvU2VuVpNVZb74tANtOCu+jxobxRgmyQLfjc26nOgg1OOW8GEUYHfsPJUcJtz4/FjFpW45MJQrjtYLiu0oWT/7o/ATVoVonRb9cL+cyVUS59Rrtusn4ripXsbNgw5eeXK3mhlxsMlX6V/QbMH5dhrHMOHVWUqFGXYJi7wHMKhwk=">http://www.infectiousdiseasesonline.com/presentations-13th-interest/</a>. Please see a mini-oral abstract presentation (#9) given by Caroline De Schacht on male engagement optimization in ANC in Zambézia, Mozambique!</p> <p>The link/pdf for conference abstract book is available here: <a href="https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fregist2.virology-education.com%2Fabstractbook%2F2019%2Fabstractbook_13INTEREST.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7Cba2d62509fbc4933764208d715d5d007%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637001880370512864&amp;sdata=kaUB3mePbuBqibGu2yTCm%2FunGMcIYPqS1upa2qQgTUA%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="http://regist2.virology-education.com/abstractbook/2019/abstractbook_13INTEREST.pdf" shash="s7c3lZgfI2xP8bstbnx7yAG5kHFEkiYmVyyU2nctA5MYA/D3Eg4wpLfIzQoU3W65YSHV+Ln7uZ4lj/1t1fxaDmxxy4ZiFPief4Exw88LnBsXZk7jyo7fu0l3nK9VepeTi3MwkXuE6NS0vaJ+K51al4AFKyxdhoMIP8WgAhDYdRs=" title="Original URL:&#10;http://regist2.virology-education.com/abstractbook/2019/abstractbook_13INTEREST.pdf&#10;&#10;Click to follow link.">http://regist2.virology-education.com/abstractbook/2019/abstractbook_13INTEREST.pdf</a>. You can find VUMC/FGH abstracts on pg.12 (#9), pg. 164 (#305), pg. 187 (#352), and pg. 220 (#420).</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/friends-in-global-health/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Screen%20Shot%202021-06-10%20at%202.58.33%20PM.png?itok=THWpVizC" width="436" height="140" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 31 Jul 2019 20:08:48 +0000 ridingkm 56 at https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health Friends in Global Health presented at AIDS 2018 https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/news/friends-global-health-presented-aids-2018 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Friends in Global Health presented at AIDS 2018</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/friends-in-global-health/users/ridingkm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:57</span> <a href="/friends-in-global-health/blog-post-rss/25" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Friends in Global Health presented at AIDS 2018"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6"> <p>The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from July 23 through July 27, 2018. This conference is the premier world-wide gathering for those working in the field of HIV, including researchers and clinicians as well as policymakers, people living with HIV, and activists. Friends in Global Health (FGH) team members were in attendance to present their work, and to learn and engage with others committed to ending the epidemic.</p> <p>This year, the FGH team presented an abstract on their evaluation of an intervention aimed at increasing utilization of available services, and improving the outcomes of survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) who seek health care services in Zambézia province, Mozambique.<br /><br /> Intervention elements included a targeted package of activities focused on community education and training. Education components included theater presentations and lectures to educate community members on the importance of seeking immediate care for GBV. Training of community members included religious leaders, traditional healers, traditional birth attendants, police, judges, activists, and others contributing to GBV referral systems.<br /><br /> While the initial evaluation results did not show an increase of survivors seeking care, those that did obtain care were more engaged in care. Among those seeking health services for sexual violence at a clinic, significant increases were seen in completion of follow-up visits and re-testing for HIV. <br /><br /> To further evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention on HIV incidence among GBV survivors, the evaluation team will continue to assess follow-up activities for up to six months for survivors who were potentially exposed to HIV and initiated post-exposure prophylaxis. <br /><br /> This project was supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="col-md-6"> <p><img alt="IMG_5034.jpeg" class="img-rounded" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/global-health/sites/vumc.org.global-health/files/public_files/IMG_5034.jpeg" style="height: 750px; width: 1000px;" /></p> <p>Pictured from left to right: Sara Van Rompaey – Quality Improvement Technical Advisor, FGH; Caroline De Schacht – Evaluations Director, FGH; Rosa Cuco – Gender Advisor to the Health Minister, Mozambican Ministry of Health; Raquel Cossa – GBV Focal Point, Mozambican Ministry of Health; Carolyn Audet – Principal Investigator, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health</p> </div> </div> <hr /><div class="col-md-9"><strong>Abstract Title: Improved services, health seeking behavior, and outcomes for gender-based violence survivors, including post-exposure prophylaxis in rural Zambézia province, Mozambique</strong><img alt="GVB poster AIDS 2018_final_11.07.2018_corrected version.jpg" class="img-rounded" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/global-health/sites/vumc.org.global-health/files/public_files/GVB%20poster%20AIDS%202018_final_11.07.2018_corrected%20version.jpg" style="width: 1200px; height: 752px; margin: 4px;" /></div> <p><strong><a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/sites/vumc.org.global-health/files/public_files/GVB%20poster%20AIDS%202018_final_11.07.2018_corrected%20version.pdf" target="_blank">View poster in your browser </a></strong></p> <p><strong>Authors:</strong><br /><strong>Vanderbilt University Medical Center</strong><br /> Carolyn Audet<br /> Wu Gong<br /> Erin Graves</p> <p><strong>Ministry of Health, Mozambique</strong><br /> Raquel Cossa</p> <p><strong>Zambézia Provincial Health Directorate</strong><br /> ​Elsa Chele </p> <p><strong>Friends in Global Health, Mozambique</strong><br /> Sara Van Rompaey <br /> ​Magdalena Bravo<br /> Francisco Melo​<br /> João Eduardo Malinha​<br /> Caroline De Schacht<br /> ​</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:57:15 +0000 ridingkm 25 at https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health FGH presented at 2018 Jornadas Nacionais de Saúde (National Health Days) https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/news/fgh-presented-2018-jornadas-nacionais-de-saude-national-health-days <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">FGH presented at 2018 Jornadas Nacionais de Saúde (National Health Days)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/friends-in-global-health/users/ridingkm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:53</span> <a href="/friends-in-global-health/blog-post-rss/24" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to FGH presented at 2018 Jornadas Nacionais de Saúde (National Health Days)"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The 2018 Jornadas Nacionais de Saúde (National Health Days) scientific conference was held in Maputo, Mozambique from September 17 through 20, 2018. This conference occurs every three years, and is a gathering of clinicians, researchers and scientists, academics, and policymakers operating in the national health system of Mozambique. The scientific program included oral and poster presentations on a range of health-related issues specific to Mozambique. The theme for this year was “Promoting Intersectional and Community Participation to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals.”</p> <p>Friends in Global Health team members presented abstracts, delivered oral presentations and participated in a panel discussion on male engagement in the uptake of health services. Topics included assessment of quality improvement of HIV/AIDS care, viral suppression rates, HIV prevention among girls and young women and the outcome of a gender-based violence initiative.</p> <hr /><h3>Oral Presentations</h3> <hr /><h4><strong>"Evaluation of Viral Suppression in Community Membership Groups (GAAC) in Zambézia Province, Mozambique"</strong> presented by FGH Provincial Clinical Advisor: Fernandes Bilhete​</h4> <p><em>Authors (ordered by affiliation)</em></p> <p><strong>Friends in Global Health, Mozambique</strong></p> <ul><li>Fernandes Bilhete</li> <li>MayraMelo</li> <li>CarolineDe Schacht</li> <li>Sara Van Rompaey</li> </ul><p><strong>Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia</strong></p> <ul><li>Ivan Tancredo</li> </ul><p><strong>Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health</strong></p> <ul><li>William Wester</li> </ul><h4><strong>"Evaluation of the Gender-Based Violence Initiative in 15 Health Facilities in Zambézia"</strong> presented by FGH Evaluations Officer: Paula Paulino​</h4> <p><em>Authors (ordered by affiliation)</em></p> <p><strong>Friends in Global Health, Mozambique</strong></p> <ul><li>Sara Van Rompaey</li> <li>Paula Paulo</li> <li>João Eduardo Malinha</li> <li>Francisco Melo</li> <li>Magdalena Bravo</li> <li>Caroline De Schacht</li> </ul><p><strong>Vanderbilt University Medical Center</strong></p> <ul><li>Carolyn Audet</li> <li>Wu Gong</li> <li>Erin Graves</li> </ul><p><strong>Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia</strong></p> <ul><li>Elsa Chele</li> </ul><p><strong>Ministry of Health Maputo</strong></p> <ul><li>Raquel Cos</li> </ul><hr /><h3>Poster Presentations</h3> <hr /><h4><strong>"Increasing the Availability of ART Clinical Files in Zambézia Using Quality Improvement Methodology"</strong></h4> <p><em>Authors (ordered by affiliation)</em></p> <p><strong>Friends in Global Health, Mozambique</strong></p> <ul><li>Mayra Melo</li> <li>Themos Ntasis</li> <li>Sara Van Rompaey</li> <li>Maria Fernanda Sardella Alvim</li> </ul><p><strong>Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health</strong></p> <ul><li>Josh Viele</li> </ul><p><strong>Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia</strong></p> <ul><li>Antonieta Inácio</li> </ul><hr /><h4><strong>"HIV Serodiscordance in Couples that Attend Prenatal Consultation in Zambézia"</strong></h4> <p><em>Authors (ordered by affiliation)</em></p> <p><strong>Friends in Global Health Mozambique</strong></p> <ul><li>Caroline De Schach</li> <li>Ezequiel  Barreto</li> <li>Sara Van Rompaey</li> </ul><p><strong>Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia</strong></p> <ul><li>Arifo Aboobacar</li> </ul><p><strong>Vanderbilt University Medical Center</strong></p> <ul><li>Erin Graves</li> <li>Carolyn Audet</li> </ul><hr /><h4><strong>"What are the characteristics of adults in ART with Viral Suppression in Zambézia Province?"</strong></h4> <p><em>Authors (ordered by affiliation)</em></p> <p><strong>Friends in Global Health, Mozambique</strong></p> <ul><li>Sara Van Rompaey</li> <li>Mayra Melo</li> <li>Fernandes Bilhete</li> <li>Caroline De Schacht</li> </ul><p><strong>Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia, Ministry of Health Mozambique</strong></p> <ul><li>Ivan Tancredo</li> </ul><p><strong>Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Biostatistics</strong></p> <ul><li>Wu Gong</li> </ul><hr /><h4><strong>"Results of implementation of the Quality Improvement National Guidelines for HIV and AIDS Care in Zambézia"</strong></h4> <p><em>Authors (ordered by affiliation)</em></p> <p><strong>Friends in Global Health Mozambique</strong></p> <ul><li>Caroline De Schacht</li> <li>Severiano Charles Foia</li> <li>Sara Van Rompaey</li> </ul><p><strong>Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia</strong></p> <ul><li>Ivan Tancredo Nhamposse</li> <li>Antonieta Da Piedade Inácio</li> </ul><p><strong>CDC Mozambique</strong></p> <ul><li>Melissa Briggs Hagen</li> </ul><p><strong>National Directorate of Public Health</strong></p> <ul><li>Hélder Macul</li> </ul><hr /><h4><strong>"Expansion of HIV prevention services for adolescent girls and young women in Zambézia"</strong></h4> <p><em>Authors (ordered by affiliation)</em></p> <p><strong>Friends in Global Health Mozambique</strong></p> <ul><li>Assane Macangira</li> <li>Caroline De Schacht</li> </ul><p><strong>Vanderbilt University Medical Center</strong></p> <ul><li>Erin Graves</li> <li>C. William Wester</li> </ul><p><strong>Provincial Health Directorate of Zambézia</strong></p> <ul><li>Feliciano Jone Nguenha</li> </ul><p><strong>Zambézia Provincial Center to Combat HIV/AIDS</strong></p> <ul><li>Victor Nordez</li> </ul></div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/friends-in-global-health/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Logo-1024x462-2.png?itok=2Gde7O37" width="576" height="260" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:53:37 +0000 ridingkm 24 at https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health Julieta Matsimbe Named FGH Clinical Implementation Manager for Quelimane District https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/news/julieta-matsimbe-named-fgh-clinical-implementation-manager-quelimane-district <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Julieta Matsimbe Named FGH Clinical Implementation Manager for Quelimane District</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/friends-in-global-health/users/ridingkm" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/24/2017 - 17:21</span> <a href="/friends-in-global-health/blog-post-rss/43" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Julieta Matsimbe Named FGH Clinical Implementation Manager for Quelimane District"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">FGH Communications Team (in-country)</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em><img alt="Health Facility Team" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health/sites/default/files/images/success-stories/health_facility_matsimbe.jpg" />Dr. Matsimbe visits a health facility in Quelimane with the team. Photo: Cleofas Viagem</em></p> <p><em>Rui Esmael</em></p> <blockquote> <p>“The bigger the challenge, the more opportunities to get things done.” – Dr. Julieta Matsimbe</p> </blockquote> <p>Julieta Manuela Matsimbe is a 30 year old Mozambican doctor, mother of a three year old boy, and FGH’s new Clinical Implementation Manager for Quelimane District. After beginning her medical career in Nampula Province, and later Maputo, Dr. Matsimbe felt the need for a new professional challenge. She applied for a position with Friends in Global Health (FGH) and in January 2015 she was hired as the Clinical Advisor for Ile District. She led a multi-disciplinary team, supporting the implementation of Avante Zambézia activities in the district. She enjoyed her new work and the rural surroundings:</p> <blockquote> <p>“I had not worked in a district before. It was a very positive experience, I learned a lot.”</p> </blockquote> <p>In her new position, in addition to leading the district team, Dr. Matsimbe collaborated with the FGH District Coordinator as well as MoH’s District Medical Chief and District Health Director to collaborate on the implementation of project activities. Clinical mentoring was also a large part of her position. She describes mentoring as “working together with the clinician and building competencies so that the clinician can give the best possible support to the patient.”</p> <p>During Dr. Matsimbe’s time in Ile she worked to improve the identification of patients in need of second line treatment for HIV. “There were some patients without a good clinical evolution. Clinicians were not trying to look for a second option or an opportunity for the patient, but thanks to the clinical mentoring process, a couple of patients meeting the criteria to initiate second line ART treatment were referred and approved as patients [for second line treatment].”</p> <p>Continuing with FGH, Dr. Matsimbe later moved to Maganja da Costa, where she contributed to a dramatic increase in retention of patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART). In Maganja da Costa, she found a very capable district team, which she strengthened further.</p> <blockquote>“I got everyone involved in the results. I helped everyone to feel empowered and accountable for the results the team would see at the end of the reporting period. Everyone came to understand that his or her contribution is important to reach any kind of results, good or bad. In their own way, team member was committed and took responsibility for the results.”</blockquote> <p><br /> Dr. Matsimbe says that she has learned a lot from working with FGH. Her knowledge of HIV has increased, not only in the medical sense, but also in learning new approaches to retention and community engagement. She is especially interested in learning more about monitoring and evaluation. She is appreciative of the professional training she has received and of the positive environment created by her colleagues. “Every colleague is very supportive to learn, to teach, and to show the diversity of paths there are to reach the project's goal.”</p> <p>Eager to expand her career, and "to learn new things, to face new challenges without leaving the technical clinical area,” Dr. Matsimbe recently applied to the position of Clinical Implementation Manager in Quelimane District. Quelimane, the capital of Zambézia province, is a new geographic focus area for FGH under the recently awarded cooperative agreement Avante: Towards Epidemic Control. The efforts of the Clinical Implementation Manager position will focus on working closely with the Clinical Advisors to ensure consistent high quality clinical mentoring and program implementation. She tells us she wants to be sure they are on the same page with regard to reaching programmatic targets. She will also provide support for the coordination and planning process with the Provincial Health Directorate (DPS). “It all starts with good planning and good follow-up of activity plans.”</p> <p>During the first quarter following the award of Avante: Towards Epidemic Control in September 2016, FGH focused on the transition process, assuming responsibility for supporting health facilities previously supported by International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Program (ICAP). The transition period included a large recruitment effort. FGH hired 126 new personnel in the first quarter, with plans to continue scale-up in the second quarter, to increase capacity in Quelimane district.</p> <p>Moving from the rural districts to Quelimane will present a new challenge for Dr. Matsimbe. Previously, at the district level, she worked with 12 rural health facilities. Quelimane City is an urban environment, with a much larger population than Ile or Maganja da Costa Districts. “In Quelimane, five or six health facilities represent the patient volume of an entire district. So it is a very large volume, and it is a great challenge.”</p> <p>She also refers to the lack of space in the health facilities as a potential problem. Because of the larger patient volumes, health facilities in the city are more crowded than those in the districts. She tells us “There is also the fact that existing buildings are made up of rooms that were added one by one, thus, most rooms do not have windows, and there is limited air circulation. Due to the health facilities’ expansion, electricity is also a problem. The electric installation has not been adjusted to the new needs. Work has to be done to improve these things, which we are already doing.”</p> <p>Dr. Matsimbe is ready to work hard. “The bigger the challenge, the more opportunities to get things done. There is a lot of space for us to make small changes that can make a huge difference. I'm sure with the team we have here we will be able to improve things,” she concludes.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:21:53 +0000 ridingkm 43 at https://www.vumc.org/friends-in-global-health