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African youth demand own goals in 2015 development framework

Young Africans are leading the call for stand-alone goals for young people in the post 2015 development agenda, which will be discussed at the UN General Assembly this month. more
September 17, 2014 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments

Criminalising HIV will stop people knowing their status

Criminalising HIV transmission will not help halt the spread of HIV – instead it will stop people from getting tested and increase the risk of further transmissions. more
September 15, 2014 Filed under HIV and human rights 0 Comments

Uganda: taxi drivers and fisher folk show little appetite for condom use

Taxi drivers, fisher folk, young people out of school and sex workers are among the most at risk of HIV and Mildmay Uganda is tackling the issue with a three-year project. more
September 12, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

Governments urged to prioritise youth in sexual health to end AIDS by 2030

The goal to end AIDS by 2030 may go unaccomplished unless young people are prioritised in sexual and reproductive health policy and programmes. more
September 10, 2014 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments

My sister’s story: growing up with HIV, stigma and discrimination

In African cultures it’s expected that orphans will be taken care of but this does not necessarily apply to AIDS orphans. Claire shares a personal story. more
September 8, 2014 Filed under HIV and human rights 0 Comments

Properly equipped health facilities needed to address maternal mortality in Ivory Coast

When Tanoh Marie felt her contractions she understood that delivery time was near. But things didn’t go as planned. more
September 5, 2014 Filed under HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights 0 Comments

HIV drugs misused to “fatten” chickens and ferment Malawi gin

People in Malawi are buying life-saving antiretroviral drugs meant for people living with HIV, and misusing them to brew gin as well as fattening livestock. more
September 3, 2014 Filed under HIV prevention and treatment 0 Comments

One child’s story of living with HIV in a South Sudan camp

Puack, 4, is living with HIV. His stepmother Martha faces an uphill struggle to look after his health in the camp for displaced people where they live in Juba, South Sudan. more
September 1, 2014 Filed under HIV, children and young people 0 Comments