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.

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952: three digits that change the lives of many Ethiopians

Whenever issues come up in life that are hard to share with family, friends or even health professionals, people in Ethiopia dial three popular digits – 952. more
November 16, 2015 0 Comments

Communities and families neglected in HIV programmes

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
August 26, 2015 0 Comments

Uganda: women and girls bear burden of HIV caregiving

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
April 2, 2015 0 Comments

Funding woes strangle Malawi’s HIV and mental health services

Malawi’s mental health services are critically underfunded, denying patients who are also HIV-positive the specific care they need. more
January 6, 2014 0 Comments

Investigations underway into missing HIV test kits in Uganda

Officials in Uganda’s National Medical Stores are in a panic after security organizations started investigating the disappearance of HIV testing kits. more
October 9, 2013 2 Comments

Ugandan government falls short on sanitation and hygiene

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
September 20, 2013 2 Comments

Uganda requires new strategies to fight HIV

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
September 6, 2013 0 Comments

Lack of HIV test kits in Uganda put unborn babies at risk

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
September 2, 2013 1 Comments