HIV and wider development issues
From weak transport networks to food shortages, a country’s wider context has a huge part to play in how individuals and communities are able to respond to HIV.
Key Correspondents document the links between HIV and wider development as a way to advocate for the economic, social and cultural empowerment of those most at risk of and living with HIV.
Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, Swaziland’s minister of health and social welfare, has called for lessons learned from the HIV response in Southern Africa to be applied to the response to malaria. more
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 early treatment on tuberculosis. more
Health workers in Zimbabwe are overburdened and the health delivery system, in particular HIV-related issues, is under threat. more
At Katwe-Kabatoro landing site on the shores of Lake George in Uganda’s Kasese district, the HIV epidemic is taking another twist. more
Health experts have called for international action against a looming co-epidemic of diabetes and tuberculosis, in a new report published on 29 October. more
What is it about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people that ties broadcasters’ tongues? more
“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. more
As Zimbabwe’s economy continues to decline, young women living with HIV are facing major challenges to health and well-being due to increasing poverty. more