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  • Published research
    Higher sequence diversity in the vaginal tract than in blood at early HIV-1 infection
    This analysis of early mucosal infections in women revealed high HIV-1 viral diversity in the vaginal tract but few transmitted clones in the blood. This provides novel in vivo evidence for a mucosal sieve effect, leading to the establishment of a homogenous systemic infection. The data will have significant implications in rational vaccine design.
  • Published research
    Elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Ghana: Providing evidence through a pre-validation survey
    This article presents results from the survey to validate the elimination of trachoma in Ghana. The elimination criteria for active trachoma infection and trichiasis have been achieved in all but one district – Yendi – where trichiasis criteria were not met. The authors state that Ghana has nearly eliminated trachoma as a public health problem. Following an evaluation of Yendi, a dossier will be submitted to the World Health Organization to validate Ghana as having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem.
  • Published research
    Electronic health, telemedicine and new paradigms for training and care
    This qualitative literature review assesses eHealth and mHealth training methods for HIV care that were published between 2016 and 2017. Notable findings were that the merging of electronic medical records systems improved telemedicine through mobile networks and instant messaging services to low-resource areas, and that few trials established efficient strategies to train HIV care providers or extenders on HIV care outcomes. The authors recommend more rigorous testing of electronic training interventions to demonstrate the impact on services for people living with HIV.
  • Published research
    Feasibility of district wide screening of health care workers for tuberculosis in Zambia
    This study assessed the feasibility of tuberculosis (TB) screening of health care workers, including paid staff and community volunteers, as part of a project introducing facility-specific interventions to control TB. The authors found that screening was feasible if confidentiality can be guaranteed.
  • Published research
    The Human Resources for Health Effort Index: A tool to assess and inform Strategic Health Workforce Investments
    The authors reviewed survey results of the Human Resources for Health Effort Index, a tool that goes beyond the basic metrics of health worker density. The indexed surveys provided key qualitative information about health systems strengthening and opportunities for more strategic and targeted investments for health workforce development. Given the relative novelty of human resource indicators in public health, the authors suggest that more research and efforts are needed to improve the evidence base.
  • Feature
    FHI 360 began the China Tuberculosis Clinical Trials Consortium to develop a TB clinical trials research platform that meets international standards and is able to enroll participants in global, multicenter studies.
  • Past Project
    The Zambia Defense Force HIV Prevention Cross-Cutting project works to strengthen the Zambia Defense Force Medical Services in 47 military facilities.
  • Project
    The Zimbabwe HIV Care and Treatment (ZHCT) project is a five-year, multisectoral effort that complements the work of the Government of Zimbabwe to strengthen community-level HIV care and treatment services.
  • Project
    The OPTIONS Consortium represents an international, multidisciplinary partnership of global, regional and country experts across the antiretroviral-based HIV prevention research-to-rollout continuum. The consortium’s goal is to provide...
  • Project
    In Zambia, FHI 360’s extensive field experience is complemented by a research program that is robust and growing, particularly in the area of HIV prevention and treatment. We collaborate with local and international partners to generate knowledge...