Charmaine Johr met Joshey through her work as a social behaviour change communication (SBCC) facilitator in Rehoboth, a city in the Hardap region of southern Namibia. She remembers Joshey as an unruly and overactive boy who never listened and had his own agenda.
A report on the prevalence and contributing factors of facility-based maternal and neonatal deaths in five regions of Namibia in 2010 and 2012 shows that HIV/AIDS was an indirect cause of more than half of the reported maternal deaths.
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
Helminth infections are common in tropical and subtropical areas of the globe. Worldwide, more than 2 billion people are infected with at least one helminth species. These areas of heavy helminth burden have significant geographic overlap with a high prevalence of HIV-1 infection.
The International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is a major international AIDS conference which takes place in Africa biennially. The conference theme “AIDS in Post 2015: Linking Leadership, Science & Human Rights”, coincides with the MDG target year