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  • International AIDS Conference 2018

International AIDS Conference

July 19th, 2018|Equip Health|

EQUIP’s work in providing technical assistance and support to meet UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets in Africa will be featured at the 22nd International Aids Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam from 23 -27 July 2018. Our specialists will deliver 30 presentations covering their experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zambia and Zimbabwe. [...]

  • Myanmar HIV HCV coinfection key populations PWID

But first: Life Saving Treatment for Myanmar

March 6th, 2018|Equip Health, Myanmar|

It was only a year ago that the first global study on the harmful extent of HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) coinfection was revealed by the World Health Organization (WHO). While it was always known that HIV and HVC are two major global health problems with overlapping modes of transmission and affected populations, it was [...]

  • HIV Research assistants use smart technology to data capture

Using Technology to Data Capture

December 17th, 2017|Equip Health, Zambia|

In Zambia, an EQUIP supported country, EQUIP research assistance Chitalu Mpanda captures Beauty's information using a SIM-enabled tablet. This smart technology tracks, stores and sends information for real time data capture. Collected over a number of months, this information will provide evidence-based criteria for understanding benefits and challenges associated with multi-month dispensing (MMD) - a key focus [...]

  • My Right to Health World AIDS Day 2017

My Health, My Right

November 30th, 2017|Equip Health|

GENEVA, 6 November 2017—In the lead-up to World AIDS Day on 1 December, UNAIDS has launched this year’s World AIDS Day campaign. The campaign, My Health, My Right, focuses on the right to health and explores the challenges people around the world face in exercising their rights. “All people, regardless of their age, gender, where they live or [...]

Living a Better Life on ART

November 30th, 2017|Equip Health, Malawi|

“The nets have improved. My life has improved. Life is good!”   John Connelly of the EQUIP Right to Care country program in Malawi had the opportunity to interview Felix Mnthali Mswayo in Kambiro-Mbiro, on the shore of Lake Malawi, near Chitimba Village (at the base of Livingsotnia, Malawi). This story of hope must be spread far [...]

  • World AIDS Day 2017

Spotlight on HIV Community Researchers

November 30th, 2017|Zambia|

Community health worker in Zambia, Precious Mary Manzi, has been part of the EQUIP Right to Care country program since August 2017. Here she is conducts a research interview with Jessica Mwale who is HIV positive. Researchers like Precious interview 30 to 40 patients per week. Jessica is new on treatment and has been on antiretroviral [...]

  • Raymond Chalwe is a former security guard and tested positive for HIV on 29 August 2017. He started treatment on 7 September 2017. World AIDS Day 2017

Raymond Chalwe’s Message on World AIDS Day

November 30th, 2017|Equip Health, Zambia|

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide. Raymond Chalwe from Zambia, an EQUIP-supported country, tested positive for HIV on 29 August 2017 and started treatment on 7 September after not feeling well for three months. At first after beginning antiretroviral therapy (ART), Raymond said he had “bad [...]

  • World Aids Day 2017, EQUIP Right to Care Zambia

Harry Chama’s Story of HOPE

November 28th, 2017|Zambia|

Harry Chama from Zambia is 31 years old and HIV positive. He found out his HIV status June 1st, 2017 and began treatment on the same day. He says he is feeling well, his weight is increasing and he’s been telling his friends they should also test. On World AIDS Day 2017, Harry's message to USAID: [...]

The HIV Depression Connection

November 3rd, 2017|Equip Health|

Depression is the most common psychiatric illness worldwide, with the average person having a lifetime risk of about 10% of having a depressive episode (1). It is also one of the most underdiagnosed psychiatric conditions, especially in men. However, research has shown that people with HIV have a much higher risk of developing depression, about [...]

I knew I was sick

November 3rd, 2017|Zambia|

Mildred’s Story “I knew I was sick. I’ve known it for the last year but I was too scared, no – too petrified – to have a test. My husband is a miner in the Copperbelt and he only comes home once in a month. It’s my duty to look after our three children. I [...]