Blogs

Living on the frontline: How community health workers can help plug service delivery gaps in rural communities

Danya-Zee Pedra
Rural communities in low- and middle-income countries face specific challenges in accessing health care. And yet, these communities are often the most vulnerable and most in need. So how can we overcome these barriers to provide everyone with the health care they have a right to? How do we maximize the available healthcare resources to effectively address inequalities and ensure sustainable service delivery?

Empowering transgender communities in South Africa – lessons from our trip to Thailand

Erica Penfold, Project Manager - Learning & Dissemination, Key Pops, Wits RHI Key Populations Project
Thailand is one of the primary global centres for gender affirming healthcare practices. Before launching the first four dedicated transgender clinics in this country, the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) Key Populations project sent a team to Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2018 in order to learn from experts in the field.

Anatomy of Effective Stakeholder Consultation: A look at best practices from a consultation for MTN 042

Jeanne Baron, Manju Chatani-Gada

Incorporating stakeholder engagement early and deeply in the development of a clinical trial for HIV prevention research is for us a clarion call.

Physicians cured a man of HIV. But that’s not our best shot at fighting AIDS.

Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health

When I began caring for people with HIV in the early 1980s, the disease was usually a death sentence. We had no drugs to fight the virus, and most of our patients died within months to a year.

It’s Time to Accelerate the TB Response

Sharonann Lynch, HIV & TB Policy Advisor, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign

The first-ever UN high level meeting on tuberculosis (TB) on 26 September 2018 in New York was a crucial political moment for TB.

Study finds HIV care, diagnosis barriers for men fueling epidemic among young women

Zahra Reynolds, MEASURE Evaluation

Young women who have sexual relationships with older men often are dealing with inequitable power dynamics, little capacity to negotiate safe sex or to refuse sex, and—therefore —a greater risk of acquiring HIV.

It's Time to Unite in the Fight Against HIV & AIDS

Saurav Jung Thapa

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is proud to mark World AIDS Day by highlighting the work of our HRC Global Innovators who are part of HRC’s Global Alumni Network.  

Empowering children and their families for a brighter future: BIPAI holds 20th annual network meeting

Johanna Theunissen, Communications Officer, Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi
More than 120 people from 11 countries across three continents attended the 20th Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) network meeting from November 12-16, 2018, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The annual network meeting brings together clinicians, program managers, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) staff, and other key cadres to learn from each other and exchange experiences for improved healthcare programming and service delivery.

Can mobile communication influence sex worker behaviour change?

Erica Penfold, Senior Manager of Learning and Dissemination, Wits RHI
Presenting at the recent Southern African Communications for Change conference, the Wits RHI Key Populations project revealed some interesting findings from its study to assess whether sustained use of mobile communication can influence behaviour change in the sex worker population in Hillbrow and Tshwane in Gauteng province.

Let’s Talk about Health Workers’ Feelings

Karah Pedersen, Senior Technical Manager, IntraHealth International
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It is easy to forget that doctors, nurses, and other health care workers are just like everyone else.