Reaching Kenya's Internally Displaced:Addressing Gender Based Violence, Reproductive Health and Family Planning Needs in Nairobi and Central Provinces
Recognizing the emergency situation in Kenya, Pathfinder received support from the Hewlett Foundation to implement a three-month long relief intervention to support the Government of Kenya's coordinated comprehensive humanitarian response by addressing the emergency health and reproductive health needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Pathfinder worked together with the Ministry of Health and the Nairobi Women's Hospital to provide services to six selected IDP camps as well as two additional key sites in Nairobi and Central Province. The effort increased access to medical and psychological support to victims of rape and physical assault and increase access to reproductive health services for IDPs.
PAST PROJECT: With support from the Government of Kenya, this project used an integrated model of AIDS, population, and health to expand access to quality, sustainable HIV and AIDS and TB prevention, treatment, and support and family planning services.
The APHIAplus (AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance Plus) Nairobi-Coast program is a five-year flagship health services delivery program funded by USAID.
The Single-Visit Approach as a Cervical Cancer Prevention Strategy Among Women With HIV in Ethiopia: Successes and Lessons Learned
Cervical cancer is the second most common form of cancer for women in Ethiopia. Using a single-visit approach to prevent cervical cancer, the Addis Tesfa project tested women with HIV through visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid wash and, if tests results were positive, offered immediate cryotherapy of the precancerous lesion or referral for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. The objective of this article is to review screening and treatment outcomes over nearly 4 years of project implementation and to identify lessons learned to improve cervical cancer prevention programs in Ethiopia and other resource-constrained settings.
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