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The 10th Annual Asia Pacific Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH) conference was held in Hanoi, Vietnam in November 2018. AAAH was formed in response to the internationally recognized need for collective regional movement to strengthen country planning action on the health workforce system. As...

December 2018: Healthworkers' Key Role in Sustaining HIV Epidemic Control   Dear Colleagues, Since its inception 15 years ago, PEPFAR has supported health systems—and the many community health workers, nurses, doctors, logisticians, pharmacists, laboratory technicians, counselors, and social service workers that drive it—to ensure over 16 million men,...

Throughout sub-Saharan Africa, chronic underinvestment in human resources has jeopardized efforts to achieve sustained HIV epidemic control. To accelerate policies to realize the 95-95-95 goals[1], development partners, including the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis...

The adoption of the “Test and Start” strategy to accelerate the achievement of the 95-95-95 targets has increased the number of people living with HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). In many high HIV burden countries, health systems are being stretched to the limit. This requires...

For Indonesia, the 2018 World AIDS Day theme of “Know your Status” resonates strongly: This year, the Indonesian Ministry of Health launched the “Test and Treat” policy, guaranteeing that any Indonesian with a positive status can (and should) start immediately on antiretrovirals (ARV). The government...

USAID and the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative second long-term technical advisors (LTTAs) to support countries to utilize Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) investments to achieve the goals and objectives of national disease programs. LTTAs help ensure Global Fund Malaria grants are...