Global Health Facts provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Producing innovative programming focusing on PMTCT workshop
The training workshop was organized with the support of AusAid, UNICEF, UNAIDS and WHO.
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TIME FOR A NEW CAMPAIGN, NEW FOCUS AND NEW PASSION MAKE IT POSSIBLE. IT BEGINS WITH YOU!
The ABMP has launched a fresh 12-month TV and radio campaign (August 2010 – August 2011) focusing on the prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. The ABMP’s campaign is part of a worldwide effort to achieve universal access to PMTCT services and to end HIV infection in babies by 2015. It is achievable. Today, the risks of HIV transmission from mother to child can be virtually eliminated if the mother follows the correct PMTCT protocol.
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To access the full report on the PMTCT Strategic Vision (2010–2015), click here
The ABMP ads focus on:
To listen to the radio ads, click here.
To view the programme guides, click here.
PMTCT Study Shows Few Infants Get Protective Drug
"In parts of Africa, only about half of babies born to mothers with HIV receive the HIV prevention drug nevirapine," according to a study published July 21, 2010 by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The HealthDay News/U.S. News & World Report writes that the study, which was part of an HIV/AIDS theme issue in JAMA to coincide with the International AIDS Conference-AIDS 2010, "highlights the need to expand global programs designed to prevent HIV/AIDS in newborns. It also points to the need to incorporate ongoing monitoring and quality improvements into all nevirapine-based care programs, the study authors concluded." Read more here.
To see JAMA study, click here.
For WHO international guidelines for use of antiretroviral drugs, go here
To read WHO press release, click here.
New Radio Programming Guides for Radio Producers
A new HIV/AIDS programming guide for radio program producers is now available. Designed to provide ideas about longer form programs such as talk shows, documentaries, news and magazine programs that expand the key themes of the YOU campaign, the guide follows the unfolding saga of the mini radio drama series Can Tru Luv Withstand the Test? The series, now in its second year, follows the daily lives of a group of twenty-somethings as they navigate their way through the challenges of early adulthood. The current series focus specifically on themes of gender equity, stigma reduction, HIV-testing, and multiple concurrent partnerships.
To access the Programming Guide, click here
To hear episodes of Can Tru Luv Withstand the Test? click here