Health

EnCompass completed a scoping mission in August 2016 for the 4Children project in Kenya. The scoping mission sought to gather information to determine if Kenya would be an appropriate location for 4Children’s pilot of the AIDSFree Strengthening Linkages between Clinical and Social Services for Children and Adolescents who Have Experienced Sexual Violence: A Companion Guide, which was developed by EnCompass.

Cover of TOT Report with USAID, AIDSFree, PEPFAR logos

In 2014, USAID/Tanzania awarded the Tanzania Strengthening Police and Prison Comprehensive HIV Services (SPPCHS) project as an initiative under the AIDSFree project. The SPPCHS project worked with the Ministry of Home Affairs to design a peer education program for prisons to provide knowledge, skills, and tools to prevent and respond to tuberculosis (TB) and HIV in prisons.

What is utilization-focused evaluation and how does EnCompass use this approach?

Panelists prepare for discussion at the PEPFAR GBVI event

This post was originally published on The Pump.

One in three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused at least once in her lifetime. And women who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV) can face up to three times greater risk for HIV compared to those who have not, according to UNAIDS. GBV is common, affecting both women and men. Children and key populations are also at high risk, and often don’t have access to the resources they need.

AIDS-Free Gender Strategy- Cover

EnCompass developed this strategy as a part of the Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) project. It articulates how AIDSFree will advance the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) gender strategic areas at global and country levels by meaningfully addressing gender inequalities to achieve better HIV prevention, care and treatment outcomes.

This blog post was originally published by the USAID Assist Project.

As we work toward ending the global HIV epidemic by the year 2030, optimizing the health workforce has never been more important. PEPFAR 3.0 directs investment to target regions and services to achieve epidemic control. Yet, as countries strive to achieve more with less, what activities and approaches will best support and enable increased utilization of the existing health workforce to deliver and sustain quality HIV/AIDS services?

UNAIDS Panel event image

In 2001, UNAIDS was mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to support countries in monitoring progress in the Global AIDS Response and to report back on progress to the General Assembly. Progress has been measured against a set of 2010 and 2015 targets, based on a global monitoring framework which draws on a global indicator set.

Biomarker specialists visit a Ugandan laboratory as an experiential activity.

Note: This post was originally published by The DHS Program.

A spray operator leaves for a day of work in the community, carrying her spray pump on the back of her bike

How do you define a successful malaria prevention project? One that achieves a 60% decrease in malaria cases? A 75% decrease? 80%?

Child with doctors

EnCompass serves in Gender and Quality Improvement advisor roles for the AIDSFree project, which aims to improve the effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV interventions, and accelerate the speed with which these interventions are brought to scale at the country-level. EnCompass provides capacity development and technical support to USAID missions, host-country governments, and HIV/AIDS implementers as a subcontractor to John Snow, Inc.

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