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Rights Here, Right Now: HIV/AIDS Progress is Just as Real as the Funding Cuts

Global progress on HIV/AIDS is real: 5.2 million people are receiving antiretroviral therapy in middle-income and resource-poor countries, which is remarkable if you look at where we were five or ten years ago.

Keep it Together at AIDS 2010: Moving Beyond the Pitfalls of False Dichotomies

Let’s face it: we’re in one of the worst economic crises we’ve seen in decades, and HIV funding has flat-lined.

World Health Organization Releases New Policy on Retaining Health Workers

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization released “Increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention.”

Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Resilience of Health Workers in the Face of HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS is the health crisis that truly galvanized international attention. But it wasn’t always this way.

Reporting from Ethiopia: Women Supporting Each Other in Living with HIV

Earlier this week, I wrote about realities of childbirth in rural Ethiopia, of seeing a woman in agonizing labor, a woman suffering from obstetric fistula, and the dream of another young woman, Zanab, of becoming a fistula doctor.

The Realities of Childbirth in Ethiopia: A Visit to the Adet Health Center in Amhara

Adet Health Center is only 40 kilometers from the city of Bahir Dar but the road is muddy, narrow, and full of pot holes, so the journey takes an hour and a half.

Why Advocate for PMTCT? Because it Works.

IntraHealth worked with Ethiopian community organizations to set up Mothers’ Support Groups, so that women living with HIV can support each other in living healthy lives and, if pregnant, taking steps to ensure their babies are born virus-free. This is the story of Meaza Asefa, a Mothers’ Support Group member.

Making Universal Access a Reality: Yes, We Have To

Recently, Foreign Policy published “The Long Emergency,” an analysis of the future of the United States’ HIV/AIDS programming and funding as the Obama administration reshapes its global health agenda.

Reaching the Goal: World Cup 2010 and Health Workers

Until the final match on July 11, much of the world’s attention is on South Africa as it hosts the World Cup, awash in swirling colors, patriotic chants, dramatic last-minute goals and saves, and yes, buzzing, monotonous vuvuzelas.

Domestic Organization Capitalizes on iHRIS Manage Software

iHRIS Manage , open source software created to support organizations in developing countries to design and manage a comprehensive human resources strategy, has now found a domestic audience....

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