HIV and care
Key Correspondents report issues relating to how the care of people living with HIV and AIDS affects individuals, families and communities.
Stories about the challenges, successes and short comings around community and home-based care are also documented as are people’s ability to access essential health services.
In Zimbabwe, many orphans living with HIV are cared for by extended families, particularly grandparents, yet very little of HIV programme funding goes direct to these carers. more
James Odong explores how the burden of caregiving falls heavily on girls, affecting their quality of life and education opportunities, as well as bringing added vulnerabilities. more
Malawi’s mental health services are critically underfunded, denying patients who are also HIV-positive the specific care they need. more
Officials in Uganda’s National Medical Stores are in a panic after security organizations started investigating the disappearance of HIV testing kits. more
A visit to a number of Uganda’s public hospitals will reveal shocking sanitation and hygiene facilities, which are putting people’s health at risk. more
Uganda requires new strategies if the country is to change the course of HIV transmission according to an official from the Ministry of Health. more
In Uganda health facilities are facing an ongoing crisis with a shortage of supplies which are putting unborn babies at risk of HIV and other infections. more
In Zambia, new bottlenecks and increasing costs are impeding smooth delivery of services in private sector HIV treatment clinics and putting lives at risk. more