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December 2015 Newsletter


Think Positive: Rethink HIV

World AIDS Day is not only a day of remembering anymore, all over the world countries are gearing up to double the number of people accessing HIV treatment by 2020. This Fast-Track approach will be instrumental in achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 treatment target.

Health[e]Families project Ethiopia

Thanks to generous funding of the Liberty Foundation we are able to start the Health[e]Families project in Ethiopia. The aim of the project is to improve knowledge on maternal and newborn health for healthcare professionals and community members through a blended-learning approach and mhealth intervention.

Update Health[e]Families project in Rwanda

The Health[e]Families project is moving forward and we have now trained 201 out of 250 midwives! On Wednesday the 25th of November 48 participants received their certificates and were very appreciative of their newly gained skills.

Health[e]Living is expanding!

Last October, our program for community workers-and educators, Health[e]Living, expanded to other areas in South Africa. In collaboration with the Ndlovu Care Group, two workshops took place in Groblersdal, Limpopo district.

Treat’n Care HIV[e]Education in Haiti

In August we initiated 100 nurses in Treat’n Care[e]Education course, on three different locations in Haiti; Port au Prince, Cap Haitian and Les Cayes. Now three months later, in the last week of November, we met again for the two-day follow up workshops.

Inaugural address

"Blended learning for healthcare workers: Closing the gap in global health" - Prof. dr. Fransje W. van der Waals (PDF)

Goodbye Jacqueline, Hello Judith

We will miss our project manager Jacqueline McAuley, who returned to her roots in Ireland, but happy to introduce the new addition to our team: Judith de Lange.