HIV/AIDS

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

By Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Johannesburg, 9 August 2020: #VoiceandChoice resonates with the subject closest to my heart: quality sexual and reproductive health services. Without voice there is no choice. Without choice women and girls have little hope of realising their full potential in their public and private lives. Their choices must be supported with access […]

Covid-19 affecting HIV treatment

Covid-19 affecting HIV treatment

By Fortunate Muzarabani, Bulawayo, 15 July: Undocumented immigrants are struggling to access Anti-Retroviral Treatment in South Africa and in Zimbabwe quarantine centres. Miriam Siziba (not her real name) was in South Africa when the Covid-19 lockdown started, where she worked as a domestic worker in Alberton. As an undocumented immigrant, she was already struggling to […]

Botswana’s HIV response impacted by COVID-19

Botswana’s HIV response impacted by COVID-19

By Ruth Kedikilwe, Gaborone , 9  July: The world is battling the  Corona virus disease (COVID 19) which  continues to dominate the agenda. The last time Botswana faced a pandemic of a similar magnitude was HIV which over the years has become relatively manageable. The Co-Chairperson of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition and former Minister […]

Les patients atteints du VIH-SIDA sont parmi les plus vulnérables en cette période d’urgence sanitaire.

Les patients atteints du VIH-SIDA sont parmi les plus vulnérables en cette période d’urgence sanitaire.

By Vonjy Arisoa Antananarivo, 24 June: Les patients atteints du VIH-SIDA sont parmi les plus vulnérables en cette période d’urgence sanitaire. Selon les faits mondiaux, l’interruption des médicaments de ces patients est souvent la principale cause de leur fragilité. Pour éviter donc les risques de détérioration de leur santé, les traitements doivent se poursuivre. La […]

HIV testing and treatment in the time of COVID-19

HIV testing and treatment in the time of COVID-19

Matiisetso Mosala Maseru, 5 May: As the world battles the novel Corona virus the challenge in Lesotho has not only been trying to keep the virus out but strengthening healthcare services and ensuring safety as the nationwide lock down came into effect. Lesotho has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world. It […]

COVID could reverse gains made in access to SRHR services

COVID could reverse gains made in access to SRHR services

Lusaka, 30 April: Tough as life may have been to her, Nsofwa Petronella Sampa, has bigger dreams in life. At two, she lost her dad, eight years later, at 10, her mum passed on too. However, the families of both the mother and father have been too instrumental in her life to see her get […]

Covid-19 will further burden people living with HIV

Covid-19 will further burden people living with HIV

By Gibson Mhaka, Bulawayo, 30 April : For a Bulawayo man, Edson Moyo* (44), who has been living with HIV since 2000 and tragically lost his wife three years ago from the same dreaded virus, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, is now like a bad memory which has come back to […]

Direitos Sexuais e Reprotivos incluindo a Violencia Baseada no Genero

SRHR and VBG Direitos Sexuais e Reprodutivos incluindo a Violencia Baseada no Genero Country Mozambique Category Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights – including Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, and Youth Engagement Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights – including Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, and Youth Engagement   A Violência Baseada no […]

April 17, 2020 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender justice and local government summit

Savanne COE

Fact file Country Mauritius Province/Region Savanne Baseline score  – 2015 Latest score – 2019 68 (Winner in Rural Category for Summit 2019) Population 70,575 Number of women councillors  33 Number of men councillors  120 Joined the COE programme  2013 Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  Yes Summit 2014, 2016, 2019 Savanne is a district of Mauritius, situated in the […]

DRIVERS OF CHANGE : CINDY TRIVEDY – CUREPIPE COE

DRIVERS OF CHANGE : CINDY TRIVEDY – CUREPIPE COE

I was working for an NGO called ‘Aides, Infos, Liberte, Espoir et solidarite’ (AILES) when I joined training at Gender Links. I did not have much knowledge and only knew how to make noise to achieve justice. This training taught me about my rights in the society and how to ask for it in a […]

February 10, 2020 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Justice