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Rwanda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (RPHIA) - Key findings

The Rwanda Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (RPHIA), a national household-based survey, was conducted between October 2018 and March 2019 in order to measure the status of Rwanda’s national HIV response. RPHIA offered HIV counseling and testing with return of results and collected information about uptake of HIV care and treatment services. This survey was first in Rwanda to measure both national HIV incidence and viral load suppression (VLS). The results provided information on national and subnational progress toward control of the HIV epidemic.

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One Health Approach to Combat Antibiotic Resistance in Developing Countries

Antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria, fungi, and parasites adapt to antimicrobial drugs and stop responding [10]. AMR has been developing since the 20th century and is now a global health issue [4]. If no action is taken to curb AMR, it is estimated that global drug-resistant infections will increase, mostly in developing countries like Uganda, leading to extreme poverty

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The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and the Attainment of Universal Health Coverage in Zambia

Zambia, together with over 133 other members of the World Health Organization (WHO), became a signatory to the historic Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978, which was a WHO blueprint that enabled Primary Health Care (PHC) to become the official health policy for all member countries at the International Conference on PHC which was held in Alma-Ata, USSR, on 6-12 September 1978 [1].

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