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  • Published research
    High prevalence of HIV drug resistance among newly diagnosed infants aged <18 months: Results from a nationwide surveillance in Nigeria
    The study found a high prevalence of pretreatment HIV drug resistance, predominantly nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-based regimen (NNRTI) associated, among HIV-infected children (less than 18 months) in Nigeria. The findings support using a non-NNRTI regimen in children less than 3 years of age as a preferred first-line antiretroviral treatment regimen, as recommended by the World Health Organization. Child-friendly, fixed-dose, combination co-formulated drugs need to be widely available in the country.
  • Published research
    Using behavior change approaches to improve complementary feeding practices
    Improving complementary feeding of children 6 to 24 months of age requires an understanding of what drives feeding behaviors in specific cultural and economic contexts and which systematic approaches best facilitate beneficial and feasible changes. This paper analyzes social and behavior change approaches and use of program delivery platforms at scale that resulted in documented improvements in Bangladesh, Malawi, Peru and Zambia. The authors conclude that complementary feeding practices, particularly dietary diversity, can be improved rapidly in a variety of settings through available program platforms if interventions focus on specific constraints and strategies encourage caregivers to prepare and feed appropriate foods.
  • 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
    Evidence-based adaptation and scale-up of a mobile phone health information service
    Using mobile phone interventions for health improvement, particularly behavior change and maintenance interventions, is growing at a rapid pace. This case study presents how to apply best practices to successfully scale up mobile phone interventions. Applying principles of scale can inform the successful scale-up, sustainability and potential impact of mHealth programs across health topics and settings.
  • News
    The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) named FHI 360 a winner of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge for the Communities Investing in Education for Child Health and Safety project.
  • Project
    The Africa DREAMS: Malawi Communities Investing in Education for Child Health and Safety (CIECHS) project focuses on gender and education as critical ways to reduce the incidence of HIV. CIECHS is funded by the DREAMS Innovation Challenge.
  • Publication
    This resource details FHI 360’s approaches to the 10 task areas of the CDC Health Marketing Support Services blanket purchase agreement (BPA), which is a flexible funding mechanism that serves the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Project
    The CDC Health Marketing Support Services blanket purchase agreement is a flexible funding mechanism that serves the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Past Project
    Under the MULU Prevention II program, FHI 360 and its lead partners PSI and World Learning are helping Ethiopia reduce its HIV prevalence rate by 50 percent by 2015. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the program specifically...