Adapting to change
Adaptability is an essential characteristic of resilience, as all the stories featured in Protecting Global Gains illustrate. These programs responded to the unprecedented shock of COVID-19 with new communications and distribution channels and flexible financing. They deployed trusted local health workers to share novel information and services within their own communities. They collected and shared real-time data to keep essential services functioning. We hope their experiences will inspire a new approach to building systems that are flexible, resilient, and centered on people’s context-specific needs.
Nigeria Faces Down COVID-19’s Impact on HIV Testing
Nigeria’s Swift and community-centered action resulted in substantial increase in HIV testing, despite COVID.Read More
In Thailand, telehealth moves PrEP out of the HIV clinic
During a pandemic, a differentiated service approach delivers PrEP to more of those who need...Read More
Flexible programming gives young women in Rwanda the tools they need to get through COVID-19
PEPFAR’s DREAMS partnership sustains critical lifelines for adolescent girls and young women.Read More
Connecting Ecuador’s indigenous communities to health care through training in native languages
An innovative training program is boosting the capacity of health workers to meet the needs...Read More
Seizing opportunities in Madagascar to expand access to contraceptives
A pioneering effort to offer a self-injectable contraceptive is expanding contraceptive choice in Madagascar despite...Read More
Latin American activists keep contraceptive supplies flowing
A Peruvian family on the way to the pharmacy to purchase contraceptives. Advocates are using...Read More
Innovation pays dividends against COVID-19 and TB in Karachi
TB contact screening and preventive therapy continued despite the pandemic As Pakistan braced for a...Read More
Bangladeshi activists help sustain access to family planning services.
A family planning counselor awaits her clients at Popular Medical College Hospital, Dhaka. District advocacy...Read More
A better way to distribute bed nets
Rabi Dako stands with her daughter in Cotonou, Benin after receiving mosquito nets as part...Read More
Before COVID-19, Malawi was on its way to ending AIDS. Now what?
Community Health Workers conduct door-to-door screening for COVID-19 in Limpopo, South Africa. In Christopher Mlotha’s...Read More
How Massachusetts is learning from the Global South
Care resource coordinators support people in COVID-19 isolation and quarantine by providing social and economic...Read More
Resumed immunization campaigns are critical to preventing COVID-19 as well as polio.
Shabana, a frontline Polio Worker, administers polio drops to children in Roshvala, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Photo:...Read More
Empowered health workers, healthier communities
CHW Grace Karen Akinyi consults with her supervisor Shadrack Werunga, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: PCSU When...Read More