Author: Owen Nyaka

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Global Fund work falling short on gender-related issues

The Global Fund's efforts to put women and girls at the center of its work on HIV, TB and malaria have yet to bear significant fruit at the country le ...

Born with HIV, grappling with adolescence

Due to the success of antiretroviral programmes in Malawi, many more children born with HIV are not only reaching, but also thriving in adolescence. ...

Are adolescents an invisible generation in HIV response?

As UNICEF and UNAIDS launch the All In to end Adolescent AIDS campaign, Owen Nyaka asks will it make a difference to the invisible generation of adole ...

Malawi confronts challenges in prioritising HIV response

Malawi has appointed new principal recipients to administer $574 million allocated to fight HIV, as it seeks to end financial scandal involving the Na ...

When hours turn to days: a ridiculed HIV woman stands strong

To her, the decision to test for HIV was a forced one. Forced by the fact her husband left her because she was growing thin, always feeling tired and ...

The impact of stigma on healthcare workers living with HIV

Nurse Nomsa provides counselling to people who are living with HIV, yet even as a health worker the fear of stigma is so strong she has not disclosed ...

Steps towards an HIV-free generation in Uganda

Worldwide an increasing number of children who contracted HIV as babies are surviving into adolescence, even without medication, but many are dying be ...

Ice hockey strategy needed to tackle TB-diabetes co-infection

Health experts have called for international action against a looming co-epidemic of diabetes and tuberculosis, in a new report published on 29 Octobe ...

Fear causes media to self-censor on sexual minorities in Africa

What is it about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people that ties broadcasters’ tongues? ...

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 live ...
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