Helping Young Women Become Leaders in Uganda

Field Note — Published .

In 2010, to complement a project in Uganda with UNAIDS on the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, the HIV program at the Earth Institute started an initiative to empower girls and young women in the Millennium Village of Ruhiira, a small rural community in southern Uganda. They called it Eminyeeto, or “youth” in the

Promoting Circumcision in Mayange, Rwanda for HIV Prevention

Field Note — Published .

Strong evidence now indicates that circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection in heterosexual men by 38-66%. The WHO and UNAIDS currently recommend circumcision be part of a comprehensive program in preventing HIV transmission in areas with high endemic rates of HIV.

UNAIDS and MVP review the first results of their partnership

Field Note — Published .

Teams from the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) and several UN bodies met in Nairobi in February to review the progress registered so far in the partnership launched a year ago between UNAIDS and the Project.