Strategic information and data use for quality improvement in the LINKAGES project (Part II)

Written by Virupax Ranebennur, Senior Technical Advisor, LINKAGES Strategic information and LINKAGES Strategic information (SI) is used to support the implementation of an evidence-based approach across the entire USAID- and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project. The system consists of global guidelines that standardize the approach for monitoring and evaluation (M&E), tools for assessing M&E and measuring improvements …

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What is strategic information and why is it needed for key population programs? (Part I)

Written by Virupax Ranebennur, Senior Technical Advisor, LINKAGES What is strategic information? UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets focus on three global goals to be achieved by the year 2020: 90 percent of all people living with HIV will know their status, 90 percent of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy, and 90 …

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Safety and security: Protecting the implementers of key population HIV programs around the world

Written by Revati Chawla, Lead Programmes, International HIV/AIDS Alliance “You can only be a good activist if you are alive and well!” These are the profound words of Dennis Wamala, who has experienced violations of his own personal safety while ensuring that his community in Uganda has access to life-saving HIV services. Community-based organizations (CBOs) …

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New toolkit and resources support communities to demand PrEP

Written by Trisa Taro, Program Impact Manager, ITPC The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) has just released the Key Population Activist Toolkit on PrEP, developed to equip community activists with the knowledge and skills they need to demand pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). While the rate of new HIV infections among adults globally remains the same, rates …

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