The buzzwords “Bridge the gap,” “Bridging research to practice,” and “Closing the know do gap” represent goals for our research we have not yet achieved. Public health and academic research continues to research health interventions that do not get implemented. However, as we have begun to include community partners, policy makers, and funding and implementing partners, we are starting to see progress on implementing well-researched interventions.
Preventing HIV in Uganda: Increasing Access to Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among People Who Inject Drugs
A new grant will help deliver HIV prevention services to people in Uganda who are injecting drugs.
Renee Heffron and Andrew Mujugira are key personnel on the grant, which will support research through 2025. The project will implement pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), train a mental health staff, and also include project implementation, data collection, stakeholder engagement, and dissemination of the results to communities.
Simple Method to Prevent HIV in South Africa and Uganda Works (EurekAlert! - Quotes Ruanne Barnabas)
In parts of Africa, where the rate of HIV is high, researchers found that using mobile vans to dispense antiretroviral treatment and other care greatly increased viral suppression.
Researchers enrolled 1,315 people living with HIV and not on antiretroviral treatment in a nearly three-year study in South Africa and Uganda using mobile vans to dispense treatment.
By Agnes Kyotalengerire / New Vision
The three-day meeting attracted investigators from the six collaborating countries of Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Pakistan who admit malnourished children, follow them through hospitalization and then six months after.