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Treatment rates for pediatric patients have always lagged behind adults, but now programs like PEPFAR’S ACT Initiative show this doesn’t have to be the case   by David Jamieson, PFSCM Senior Supply Chain Advisor   In May, we reported on new opportunities for viral load testing of babies and young children at, or close to, […]

Pilots have shown that early infant diagnosis can be moved closer to the point of care by David Jamieson, PFSCM Senior Supply Chain Advisor We have known for years that if babies born with HIV do not receive treatment, more than 50 percent will die before their second birthday, but we also know that when […]

Delegates at the 68th World Health Assembly in May 2015 endorsed a global action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), directing the world’s attention toward AMR as an acknowledged serious threat to global health. The recent World Antibiotic Awareness Week campaign further raised AMR awareness, aiming to encourage best practices among the public, health professionals, […]

This is PFSCM’s 11th year commemorating World AIDS Day. We have come a long way since 2005 in helping to ensure essential commodities are affordable and readily accessible to those who need them. In 2005, an HIV diagnosis was still a death sentence for many people in developing countries. Now, around 55% of adults living […]

UNAIDS’ ‘‘90-90-90’’ strategy calls for 90% of people with HIV to be diagnosed, 90% of those diagnosed to be on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and 90% of those on ART to achieve sustained virologic suppression. Additionally, growing numbers of countries are adopting the universal test and treat model, in which all people diagnosed with HIV receive ART regardless of […]

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