Measuring National HIV M&E System Strengthening in Côte d’Ivoire

A Case Study to Measure National HIV Monitoring and Evaluation System Strengthening: Côte d’Ivoire

This Côte d’Ivoire study uses interviews with stakeholders and key informants and other evidence to verify real change in routine health information system strengthening through indicator and data collection tool harmonization, development of an electronic patient record system, and improvement in data quality through the collection, collation, and reporting data cycle. 77 more words


Alzheimer's marches on and on and on

Readers of this blog know that I’ve commented several times over the years about the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease.

It struck down my mother at an early age. 325 more words

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Sex: Decisions, responsibility, prevention, protection

So there’s something I want to talk to the world about, probably more like get on a soap box about, but I hope that the rest of tumblr, wordpress, & the general interwebs can share this message for me because it’s very important. 4,506 more words


Mozambique Community Care Program Assessment

Mozambique Program Assessment: Community Care for Vulnerable Children in an Integrated Vulnerable Children and Home-Based Care Program

In Mozambique, the Community Care Program (Programa de Cuidados Comunitários, or PCC in Portuguese) is a five-year project (2010-2015) that seeks to strengthen the response to HIV and AIDS, specifically support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and home-based care (HBC) service provision for people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), in seven focus provinces through a network of community-based organizations (CBOs). 226 more words


No Family Is Safe When I Sashay: Sexuality In Robert Gober's 'The Heart Is Not A Metaphor'

Don’t you know your queen?
Yet even flower bloom at my feet
Don’t you know your queen?
Cracked, peeling
Riddled with disease
Don’t you know me…

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For What It’s Worth: Volume 3

Recently in the U.S., the Ebola virus scare is shedding a light on how ill prepared most hospital facilities are to deal with this potential pandemic. 485 more words