Category: HIV and wider development issues

Livelihoods, food security, poverty and conflict all affect how communities are able to respond to HIV.

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Malawian song fuels HIV stigma

A recently released Malawian song mocking people living with HIV shows the extent to which some people can go to achieve fame, money and power. ...

Uganda: midwives shortage hinders efforts to prevent HIV in children

Every day Mercy Nanyonga wakes up, she knows that she is going to help a pregnant woman bring new life into the world. ...

Zimbabwe: economic decline drives single mums to sex work

Poverty and the need to provide for their children, is causing a rise in women turning to sex work in Zimbabwe, despite the fact the profession places ...

Health minister: HIV response can help tackle malaria in Southern Africa

Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, Swaziland’s minister of health and social welfare, has called for lessons learned from the HIV response in Southern Africa ...

Latent TB: a time bomb among people living with HIV in Kenya

On World TB Day, Lucy Maroncha asks why people living with HIV in Kenya are not being offered effective diagnostic tests which mean they could receive ...

Zimbabwe: shortage of health workers threatens health delivery

Health workers in Zimbabwe are overburdened and the health delivery system, in particular HIV-related issues, is under threat. ...

“My children will not starve while I have my body to sell”

At Katwe-Kabatoro landing site on the shores of Lake George in Uganda’s Kasese district, the HIV epidemic is taking another twist. ...

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? ...

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. ...
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