NIH RO1 Research Grant: Global Health Innovations is partnering with the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) on a 5-year, NIH-funded research grant to rigorously evaluate the HITSystem in six hospitals in Kenya. Primary outcome measures will include retention at 9 and 18 months of age, linkage to treatment among HIV+ infants, turn-around time for PCR testing and communication of results, and meeting interventions such as OI prophylaxis and PCR testing by 6 weeks of age. Our study team will also conduct cost-effectiveness analyses to determine the costs of providing HIV EID services and potential savings achieved by the HITSystem. This study will provide important data for governments considering national scale-up of the HITSystem.
NIH R34 Research Grant: GHI is partnering again with the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) and KEMRI for a 3-year NIH-funded grant in Kenya. We are adapting the HITSystem to support PMTCT retention and adherence in Kenya. Our goal is to adapt our HITSystem to support HIV-infected pregnant women in antenatal care appointment attendance, ART medication adherence, a hospital-based delivery and early infant enrollment in early infant diagnosis services.
GHI’s HIV/AIDS work with mothers and their babies in Africa has been published in the most respected peer-reviewed scientific journals on the globe. We also continue to present our latest data at the leading and largest HIV/AIDS and public health conferences.
Implementation of the HITSystem was associated with more than a two-fold increase in both EID retention and initiation of ART among HIV-infected infants compared to historical controls. Furthermore, turn-around time for PCR test results significantly improved, and the time for ART initiation among HIV-infected infants was reduced from 38 to 7 median days. Notably, the HITSystem improved care in both the urban and peri-urban settings…READ MORE
A New Opportunity
Your browser does not support the video tag. Changing lives — and saving lives. It’s what we’re about here at Global Health Innovations — and the fact that you’re reading this means it’s what you’re about too. Thank you. Since 2011, many of you have partnered with us as we’ve developed, implemented, and refined the… View Article
A New Life, A New Hope: Beatrice and David’s Story
We met Beatrice in Nairobi’s Mathare Slum in 2010, and she shared her incredible story with us. It was a story that sounded tragically familiar — but Beatrice gave us the chance to become a part of it and to change its ending for the better. In 2010, our GHI Team had witnessed our system… View Article
HIV / AIDS in Africa: How YOU Can Save a Life!
The reasons for the statistics regarding the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa are many and complex. Approximately 23 million people live with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly 16 million children under the age of 18 have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa alone. Every day, 6,000 people in Africa die from AIDS. The reasons for these… View Article