Stakeholder meeting generates exciting conversations

On August 9, 2018, the team hosted a scientific symposium and stakeholder meeting at KCMC to discuss addressing HIV stigma in PMTCT in the Kilimanjaro Region. The aim of the meeting was to bring together scientists and health practitioners working on PMTCT-related activities in order to share our preliminary research findings on PMTCT in the Kilimanjaro Region, and  solicit input on an intervention to address HIV stigma in the context of PMTCT. The meeting was attended by representatives from the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the KCMC Community Advisory Board (CAB), and representatives from local healthcare facilities.

The day’s presentations and group activities generated great discussion about the study findings and implications for PMTCT care in the region, as well as ideas for the proposed stigma intervention.

It is our hope that this symposium provides a platform from which we can identify areas of synergy and collaboration to strengthen PMTCT research and implementation within Kilimanjaro Region.

Godfrey Kisigo joins newest cohort of MSc students at DGHI!

After a year of hard work coordinating the Option B+ study at KCMC, Godfrey Kisigo will have the chance to further his training in global health research at the Duke Global Health Institute. Godfrey will bring his multitude of experiences, dedicated work ethic, and bright smile to Durham as he joins 29 other classmates as part of the new Master of Science in Global Health cohort at DGHI.

While the KCMC team was sad to see Godfrey leave Moshi, we are grateful that Godfrey will continue to work with the Option B+ team as he completes his studies at DGHI!

Read more about Godfrey and his fellow classmates at DGHI here.

Godfrey with Dr. Mmbaga


The team gathers to celebrate and wish Godfrey well!