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…
A note from Brad Gautney on World AIDS Day
12/01/18 Global Health Innovations
This morning Monica and I were talking about our personal goals for 2019. Of course we talked about our marriage, family, friends, etc. But, THE ONE goal that has consistently moved to the forefront of our life, family and work is eliminating pediatric HIV/AIDS in this generation. I believe we can do this. I truly… View Article
Malawi Country Director, Eddah Hara
11/26/18 Global Health Innovations
“I started working with GHI in 2012 after my undergraduate school. This was my 1 year of practicum training before pursuing a masters degree. It was between finding a job in the USA or coming back home in Malawi to get that experience. Since my heart is in global health, more especially for developing countries,… View Article
End-Of-Year Giving: We need your help to raise $162,000 by December 31st
11/13/18 Global Health Innovations
On a recent trip to Kenya, Brad, Sarah & Lydia got a precious glimpse of the hope and freedom that has come from this work that you are such a vital part of. Your generosity has helped ensure that over 120,000 HIV+ mothers and their babies have received the follow up care they need. Each of those numbers… View Article