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STEP Story: Jennifer Robinson

October 25, 2018
                    Medical Student, University of Colorado Kisumu, June-July 2018

STEP Story: Emily Thomas

October 25, 2018
  Internal Medicine Resident, UCSF Rabuor, June 2018

STEP Story: Mary Achieng Ogada

October 25, 2018
Community Development Student, Moi University Railways Dispensary (KCH Peripheral Site), May 13 – June 30, 2018

PMTCT Rapid Results Initiative findings on male involvement published!

October 17, 2018
See the recently published findings on the Impact of a Rapid Results Initiative Approach on Improving Male Partner Involvement in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Western Kenya in AIDS and Behavior! https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10461-018-2140-3

Pregnant women and Option B+ findings published

October 17, 2018
FACES recently published interesting findings on pregnant women with HIV. Women newly diagnosed with HIV during pregnancy show poorer uptake of VL testing and worse retention in care than those diagnosed prior to pregnancy. See the full article at https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2018.1524565

Showcasing MIND study’s work on improving mental health

October 15, 2018
FACES-affiliated research on the mental health impact of gender-based violence (MIND study) will be featured at an upcoming National Institute of Health (NIH) meeting on Sex and Gender Influences on the Adolescent Brain and the Mental Health of Young Women on October 26th.  Dr. Susan Meffert, (UCSF...

Community stakeholders in Obunga praise Community Health Initiative

September 12, 2018
With local Obunga leadership collaboration, the Community Health Initiative (CHI) was able to effectively mobilize and implement community health campaigns across the informal settlement in Kisumu County.  CHI recently held a community stakeholder meeting on August 30th to appreciate community...

“State of the County” address highlights commitment to health care

September 07, 2018
This week, Kisumu County Governor Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o delivered the annual state of the county address to report back on progress on a 10-point agenda for development. One of the county’s priorities is “ensuring a healthy population living in a clean environment.”

Increasing men’s involvement in preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission

August 08, 2018
Pediatric HIV infection remains a major public health challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. Most children with HIV acquire it from their mothers during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding.

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