Open House at Le Soutien

The NGO Le Soutien provided an overview of its history and its new PEPFAR/NPI project and a tour of its new headquarters during an open house Oct. 20 for other NGOs, PEPFAR representatives, the news media, and other guests at Cocody II Plateaux 7e tranche. Bossou Stanislas Aurélien, executive director of Project Nunsseu, outlined Le Soutien’s ...
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Project to Help Children Launched in War-Affected West

Hundreds of orphans and vulnerable children in villages around Danane, in Cote d’Ivoire’s crisis-battered western region, will receive care and support through a PEPFAR-funded project launched Oct. 13 by the Ivorian nongovernmental organization Le Soutien. Crowds filled Danane’s central esplanade for the launching ceremony, which included a parade of women’s groups from surrounding villages and ...
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Microfinance and HIV mitigation among people living with HIV in the era of anti-retroviral therapy: Emerging lessons from Côte d’Ivoire

This article was downloaded by: [CDC] On: 30 March 2011 Access details: Access Details: [subscription number 934951862] Publisher Routledge Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House, 37- 41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK Global Health: Microfinance and HIV mitigation among people living with HIV in the era ...
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Creating the Language of HIV/AIDS

Is the message about HIV/AIDS getting through?  In many places in Cote d’Ivoire, as in much of Africa, it can be lost in translation.  In Cote d’Ivoire, there is a rich diversity of local languages that in many cases are the main or the only language spoken by much of the population.  However, when it ...
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A Network of Caring: Multisectoral Programming in Cote d’Ivoire

Maguy Theodore, a carpenter in West Africa’s largest slum, lost his health and his livelihood to HIV. A father of five facing disaster, he found the hope and help offered by HIV testing, antiretroviral therapy, and IRIS, a model network of linked social and health services that is defining an effective district-level response to HIV/AIDS ...
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Sustainable Extension: Going Local, Going Native

With a generalized HIV/AIDS epidemic in a country torn in two by war, Cote d’Ivoire’s need for a decentralized response reaching to the community level was evident and urgent. Ramping up in record time, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance combined Emergency Plan funding, expertise from sister affiliates in Senegal and Burkina Faso, and transparent good-governance procedures ...
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Fighting AIDS on Rural Plantations

By: Patrick Brown, Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation Four hundred kilometers to the west of Abidjan, and one hundred kilometres east of Liberia, at the Societe des Caoutchoucs de Grand-Bereby rubber plantation (SOGB), Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Four hundred kilometers to the west of Abidjan, and one hundred kilometres east of Liberia, at the Societe ...
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PEPFAR Funds a Step Forward

PEPFAR Funds a Step Forward   A Step Forward: Promoting Evidence-Based Policy Dialogue About Human Resources for Health Emerging Challenges. The issue of human resources for health is receiving increasing national and international attention. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), many limited-resource countries cannot scale up health interventions without a sufficiently large workforce that ...
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From Promise to Performance: Scaling Up the National Response

In 2002, 25 health professionals in Cote d’Ivoire set out to turn the promise of HIV research into a lifesaving reality. They called themselves ACONDA-VS and opened a clinic in one of Abidjan’s poorest districts. Four years later, ACONDA is helping lead the nationwide fight against HIV/AIDS with a comprehensive, family-centered approach that extends from ...
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Data Diplomacy: Conducting an AIDS Indicator Survey in a Country in Crisis

Côte d’Ivoire’s HIV prevalence rate continues to be reported as the highest in the West African region, at an estimated 7% among adults. Since September 2002, Cote d’Ivoire has experienced a profound political-military and economic crisis with an uncertain but anticipated deleterious impact on HIV transmission.  To date, information on the epidemic has been largely ...
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