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Malawi’s Approach to Treating Pregnant Women With HIV Shows Success

Mothers with Babies © Robin Wyatt

Malawi is a place where good news can be hard to find, especially when the topic is improving people’s health. That’s why recent news from Malawi, detailed Tuesday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, is both noteworthy and promising. As outlined in a paper presented at the prestigious conference by CDC Read More >

Posted on by Sundeep Gupta, MD, MPH, CDC Country Director for Malawi, and Beth Tippet-Barr, Division of Global AIDS/HIV and TBLeave a commentTags , , , , ,

CDC Innovations: Real-Time Data Strengthens Uganda’s Efforts to End Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

PMTCT infant

Identifying opportunities to improve global health sometimes requires creative thinking and new collaborations. In Uganda, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) exemplified this approach in developing a strategy to use the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Kampala – established with CDC’s assistance in 2013 – to help eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission (MTCT). “The Read More >

Posted on by Betty Kagoro and Erik Friedly, CDC-UgandaLeave a commentTags , ,

Public Health Informatics in Action in Malawi: Making life easier for healthcare workers and patients while improving quality through an innovative national Electronic Medical Record System

Instituting an Electronic Medical Record System reduces the need to manage and store growing volumes of patient charts, a major challenge in resource-limited settings.

Keeping track of even one patient undergoing treatment for HIV/AIDS can be complicated enough. Doing it for over 472,865 patients when you’re a low income country coping with high demand and a sputtering economy magnifies the complexity. Which is why Malawi’s story – and its solution – is attracting attention and praise. It’s a story Read More >

Posted on by Denise Giles, M.P.H., Health Scientist, CDC-MalawiLeave a commentTags , , , , , ,
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