PEPFAR and DREAMS Announce Winners of the $85 Million DREAMS Innovation Challenge

On July 19th at the International AIDS Conference in South Africa, PEPFAR announced the winners of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge. DREAMS selected 56 innovators from 15 countries who offer new ways to empower young women. Adolescent girls and young women represent 75 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The winners selected will ...
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Ambassador Applauds First Frontline Field Epidemiology Program Graduates

On July 13th, Ambassador Malac participated in the graduation ceremony of the inaugural cohort of trainees from the Frontline Field Epidemiology Training Program (Frontline FETP). Implemented by the Ministry of Health in partnership with AFENET and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this program aims to build Uganda’s capacity to detect, investigate, and respond ...
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USAID Works with WHO on MDR-TB Treatment Advances

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just announced two new policy recommendations that could save lives by speeding detection and improving treatment outcomes in patients with multi-drug resistant forms of TB (MDR-TB). These recommendations include use of a shorter, less expensive treatment regimen and a novel rapid diagnostic test. The current treatment approach takes 18-24 months to ...
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World Malaria Day

Malaria is the leading cause of illness and death in Uganda.Through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the U.S. Government is committed to eradicating malaria and has contributed more than $200 million to malaria programs since 2006. PMI is making successful contributions to end malaria in Uganda through four key interventions: indoor residual spraying; insecticide-treated nets; intermittent preventive ...
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