Looking at How to Best Meet the Needs of Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDS
Through a recent in-depth program evaluation, the CGHD designed and conducted one of the only studies that look at whether programming directed at improving lives of orphans and vulnerable children is able to successfully produce gains in child health and household economic improvements for caregivers. The CGHD will continue to follow the population over time to assess longer-term programmatic impact.
Treating HIV-Infected Workers is Good for the Bottom Line
Impacts of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) extend beyond the reduction of morbidity and mortality. CGHD researchers estimated the impact of HIV/AIDS treatment both on patients' quality of life and their ability to participate in the labor force, and found a sound economic argument for providing free or low cost HIV/AIDS treatment to workers.
Access to HIV Care for Women in Vietnam
Because of stigma, gender based violence, and other forms of social discrimination, women living with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam confront numerous barriers to accessing health care and other social support services. To improve access to and quality of services for these women, CGHD researchers conducted an assessment of their health and social service needs, and later worked with local partners to improve programs based on the findings.
Testing New Approaches Aimed at Reducing Neonatal Mortality in Zambia
Through the Zambia Chlorhexidine Application Trial (ZamCAT), CGHD researchers will follow close to 30,000 pregnant women and newborns to determine if a simple antiseptic wash applied to the umbilical stump of newborns will reduce infection and thus improve newborn survival rates.
Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Zambia
Using the results of the Zambia Exclusive Breastfeeding Trial and other new science, the CGHD is scaling up cutting edge programs to reduce the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children, and building local capacity to run these programs in close to 200 clinics across the Southern Province of Zambia.