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  • Practice Area
    There is an art to improving lives. And it’s in our science.
  • News
    Dr. Timothy Mastro, Chief Science Officer, describes his top picks from the latest published research from FHI 360.
  • External Article
    The Atlas of Innovation for Economic Stability, a global research and crowdsourcing report published by FHI 360 with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, features innovations from around the world that help people face economic uncertainty. This article highlights several of the 63 examples of economic stability innovations with an emphasis on helping vulnerable people. Patrick Fine, FHI 360 Chief Executive Officer, says, “If we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we will need new approaches, new types of partnerships and a new mindset that encourages new actors to come to the table.”
  • News
    FHI 360, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, created a report featuring innovative solutions to help communities prosper in a changing global marketplace.
  • Feature
    Markus Steiner and Kate Rademacher of FHI 360 discuss the long-term effort to increase global access to contraceptive implants at an affordable price.
  • Published research
    Effect of self-administration versus provider-administered injection of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate on continuation rates in Malawi: A randomised controlled trial
    The authors found that women who self-administered subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) led to a more than 50 percent increase in pregnancy protection through 12 months compared with provider-administered injection. The findings demonstrate that self-injection can address the stubborn problem of early contraceptive discontinuation and that community health workers can safely train women to self-inject. Malawi plans to introduce DMPA-SC self-injection based on these positive findings.
  • Published research
    Outcomes of compulsory detention compared to community-based voluntary methadone maintenance treatment in Vietnam
    This research finds conclusive evidence that methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is more costeffective than center-based compulsory treatment (CCT) in reducing heroin use, blood-borne virus risk behaviors, drug-related illegal behaviors and monthly drug spending. The authors recommend that policymakers consider allocation of resources for MMT treatment a higher priority and scale down CCT models.
  • Published research
    Factors related to incomplete adherence to antiretroviral therapy among adolescents attending three HIV clinics in the Copperbelt, Zambia
    The authors assessed antiretroviral adherence among adolescents in Ndola, Zambia, using two measures: 48-hour treatment gap in prior three months and pharmacy medication possession ratio in prior six months. The findings support strengthening adolescents’ HIV management skills related to alcohol use, family engagement and the challenges adolescents face when transitioning to adulthood, especially when they are no longer in school.
  • Published research
    In what circumstances could nondaily preexposure prophylaxis for HIV substantially reduce program costs?
    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) rollout can be hampered by concerns about expense and cost-effectiveness. This paper looked to determine for which populations and patterns of sexual behavior non-daily oral PrEP would substantially reduce the overall costs of PrEP delivery programs, compared with daily regimens, if each regimen was used exactly as prescribed. Nondaily oral PrEP could lower costs substantially, compared with daily PrEP, particularly in high-income countries. Adherence and efficacy data are needed to determine cost-effectiveness.
  • Published research
    OMNIgene.SPUTUM suppresses contaminants while maintaining Mycobacterium tuberculosis viability and obviates cold-chain transport
    According to current World Health Organization recommendations, tuberculosis samples should be transported under cold-chain conditions (2-8°C) and processed within 24-48 hours, which is an unrealistic situation in most of the health facilities in Mozambique. This paper evaluates OMNIgene.SPUTUM, a new tool that maintains the quality of samples without cold-chain transport.