HIV Case-based Surveillance in Haiti: Partnering for an Effective and Successful Response to the HIV Epidemic

By Edna Pierre, National HIV Surveillance Coordinator, NASTAD Haiti

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Edna Pierre, National HIV Surveillance Coordinator, NASTAD Haiti

Early in the national response to the HIV epidemic, the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) prioritized the development of strategic information systems and identified NASTAD Haiti as a key partner with the technical expertise to implement a national HIV/AIDS case based surveillance system (HASS). NASTAD Haiti has supported this collaborative, national effort since 2003. Case based surveillance (CBS) data in Haiti are critical in monitoring the trends of the HIV epidemic, characterizing affected populations, identifying needs and gaps in testing, prevention, treatment and care services, and guiding resource allocation to areas of need across the HIV Continuum of Care.

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Raising the Bars: Designing, Implementing and Monitoring HIV Retention in Care Interventions

By Lucy Slater, Director, Global Program, NASTAD

RTB Graphic #6NASTAD’s Global Program builds the organizational, programmatic and human resource capacity of partner public health programs around the world.

In this series of blog posts, we provide a snapshot of how we are supporting locally designed strategies to improve outcomes in the countries where we work. The previous posts describing how we are “Raising the Bars” can be found below:

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Raising the Bars: Designing, Implementing and Monitoring HIV Linkage and Referral Systems

By Lucy Slater, Director, Global Program, NASTAD

NASTAD Global Raising the BarsNASTAD’s Global Program builds the organizational, programmatic and human resource capacity of partner public health programs around the world.

In this series of blog posts, we provide a snapshot of how we are supporting locally designed strategies to improve outcomes in the countries where we work. The previous posts in this series can found below:

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Mise en place d’un système intégré de surveillance pour la tuberculose et l’infection au VIH en Haïti

Ecrit par Dr Erlantz Hyppolite, Manager de recherche pour la NASTAD Haïti, et Anna Carroll, Associé, NASTAD Global Program

“Nous ne pouvons pas gagner la bataille contre le SIDA si nous ne combattons pas également la tuberculose.”

- Nelson Mandela, XVe Conférence internationale sur le SIDA, Bangkok, Thaïlande Continue reading