Success Stories

FGH supports expansion of PrEP services in Zambézia Province

“The first time I heard about PrEP was through Quelimane FM radio. Days later, I received a visit at my house from a Prevention Champion who also talked to me about it and explained a bit more of what PrEP was. After the explanation he gave me about PrEP, he invited me to go to the health facility where I could talk with the SAAJ nurse for more information and understand if I was eligible to receive it.” Amélia Vasco is a 23-year-old living in Quelimane District and a new beneficiary of PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis) services.

Towards the Elimination of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

“Community follow-up is essential. It is indispensable. FGH support of community personnel who make this immediate and permanent connection with patients is something I consider fundamental for the achievement of these results.” – Dr. Tilvério Gasolina

Clinical Advisor’s Commitment Leads to a More Than Threefold Increase in Patients Completing Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy (TPT)

“It’s valuable work; if Clinical Advisors ceased to exist, data would fall.” Timóteo Makenda Quelimane District HIV and STI Focal Point   In the first quarter of COP19, VUMC/FGH faced a 33% budget reduction, compared to the COP18 budget. As a result, the VUMC/FGH team was restructured, including a reduction in the provincial and district TB teams. As a consequence, during COP19, the VUMC/FGH TB program had only one TB/HIV Provincial Manager and two Regional TB/HIV Coordinators.