Monthly Archive: October 2015

A national system for monitoring the performance of hospitals in Ethiopia

A national system for monitoring the performance of hospitals in Ethiopia

Zahirah McNatt a, Erika Linnander a, Abraham Endeshaw b, Dawit Tatek a, David Conteh c & Elizabeth H Bradley a a. Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, PO Box 208034, New Haven, CT 06520-8034, United States of America. b. Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. c. Clinton Health Access Initiative, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Correspondence to Elizabeth H Bradley (email: elizabeth.bradley@yale.edu). (Submitted: 12 December 2014 – Revised version received: 22 June 2015 – Accepted: 23 June 2015 – Published online: 21 August 2015.) Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2015;93:719-726. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.14.151399 Introduction Improvement in the quality...

Guideline on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV

Guideline on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV

Overview This early-release guideline makes available two key recommendations that were developed during the revision process in 2015. First, antiretroviral therapy (ART) should be initiated in everyone living with HIV at any CD4 cell count. Second, the use of daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is recommended as a prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of combination prevention approaches. Authors: WHO