Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the most common way to get antiretroviral therapy in Côte d’Ivoire was to go to the health center every month. Now, CCP is bringing it directly to the homes of people living with HIV.
Testing everyone for malaria who comes to the clinic with a fever could be a game changer for overburdened health systems dealing with malaria. A new testing protocol in Nigeria was developed by CCP.
A new CCP video helps young dads learn from those who have been in their shoes. “This models that even good dads have missteps along the way and that the most important thing is to learn from those and try to move forward,” says CCP's Tina Suliman.
USAID and its U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative have awarded the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs a five-year, $40-million contract to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets to the residents of Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Starting today in the United States and 71 other countries, Facebook began displaying a prompt for a new survey to help researchers understand people's knowledge, attitudes and practices about COVID-19. CCP helped create the survey and will analyze results.
A new CCP study finds that eliminating malaria in Ghana would cost $961 million over the next decade, but would prevent 85.5 million cases, save 4,500 lives and avert $2.2 billion in health care expenditures. Finding the money to pay for that will be an enormous challenge.
Many of CCP's tools, resources and online classes will soon have new life as continuing education courses for frontline health workers in more than 40 low- and-middle income countries around the world.
CCP put in place a rumor tracking system in Côte d'Ivoire to aid in future public health crises. When COVID-19 hit, the country was ready to respond.
“Ten years ago, we set off to make family planning a social norm in Nigeria,” says Susan Krenn, CCP’s executive director. “Not only have we achieved that hand-in-hand with our government partners, we celebrate the end of NURHI knowing that what we have started will continue on.”
Current interventions in place to protect people from malaria – most notably insecticide-treated mosquito nets and indoor spraying – work well, but new CCP research suggests that, in many places, more is needed to eliminate the threat.