Author: Nina Benedicte Kouassi

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Ebola outbreak puts access to HIV treatment under threat

“I am safe, don’t worry.” This is how my friend Wilhemina, from Sierra Leone, always ends our mails. Whenever she says so, I smile with relief. ...

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. ...
Young people demand their sexual and reproductive health rights

Young people demand their sexual and reproductive health rights

The first time Alfred went to an HIV voluntary testing center, the healthcare provider did not treat him well. As a gay man, his story is not so rare. ...

Children with HIV left behind in the race towards treatment for all

Ahead of this week’s 20th International AIDS Conference, experts have warned that children are being left behind in the goal to reach universal access ...

Ivory Coast: sexual violence fuels HIV epidemic

Three years after the Ivory Coast post-election crisis of 2010 ended, rape is still a major problem and the security situation for Ivorian women remai ...

Ivory Coast: “Why did my wife stop taking life-saving HIV medication?”

When Leonine died of AIDS-related illness, her husband was shocked to discover she'd stopped taking her life-saving medication. ...

Sex workers attacked in Abidjan

Angry residents destroyed all the pubs in Adjamé Bracodi, where sex workers used to work, intending to kick them out of the area. ...

Gay organisation attacked by rioters in Ivory Coast

Activists are warning of devastating consequences as a homophobic trend towards violence and criminalisation of gay people is increasing in many count ...

Living with HIV: to disclose or not to disclose?

When Jackline was sexually abused and infected with HIV, the health professional who diagnosed her, disclosed her status to her family without Jacklin ...

Research shows family planning could save millions of women in Africa

Family planning is vital in sub-Saharan Africa where 900 children are newly infected with HIV every day. ...
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