Vital for "HIV & AIDS"

Namibia's Frontline HIV Counselors Offer Help When it's Needed Most

It takes both knowledge and courage to seek out complex HIV care. These counselors offer both.

Gender-Based Violence in Maternity Care

Why, despite the risks of home birth and the benefits of institutional delivery, are most women in Ethiopia still giving birth at home?

Turning Despair into Hope (and Not Just on World AIDS Day)

This World AIDS Day, let's celebrate the health workers.

A World of Contrasts: Thanksgiving and Food Security

As we enter the holiday season, some lucky families will enjoy bountiful tables. But many will not.

Task Sharing, Not Task Shifting: Team Approach Is Best Bet for HIV Care

By developing a more rational division of labor among HIV/AIDS health workers in developing countries, we can go a long way in “Overcoming the Last Barrier to Universal Access,” and nurses have a significant role to play in that effort.

Turning the Tide on HIV/AIDS Takes Health Workers

As we approach the 2012 International AIDS Conference, it seems time to reflect on the critical role that health workers play in HIV/AIDS services.

Photovoice: Using Photography to Reduce HIV Stigma and Discrimination in Guatemala

As an artist who has worked in a variety of settings, countries, and languages, I know one thing for sure: images can communicate what words cannot.

Observing Hope: Pediatric HIV Prevention in Two Health Centers in Ethiopia

In 24 months, 1,919 babies have been delivered in government health centers in these two communities, and only one of them has been found HIV-positive. That’s a pretty good performance, even in a country with a relatively low 1.5% adult HIV prevalence.

Behind the Scenes: Attracting Mainstream Media Attention for Health Workers

An email in my inbox one month ago invited me to attend the first planning meeting for a visit by Pape Gaye, our president and CEO, to Tanzania, but it was also an invitation to elevate health and health workers as newsworthy topics to my former teammates: journalists.

Part 1: Opening the Umbrella of Primary Care to Include HIV Services in Namibia—Background & Context

Namibia finds itself where many countries in the region may find themselves over the next several years—on the brink of graduating from United States Government (USG) funding. This milestone comes in part due to Namibia’s middle-income country status as well as economic realities that are constraining donor funding at the global level.

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