If the world economic outlook were brighter, AIDS 2010 might be viewed as a turning point in the global HIV response. The conference, which wrapped up last Friday, was the stage for the...
IntraHealth continues to reflect on the evolving role of international organizations in the rapidly changing global health landscape.
In a world where over 33 million people are living with AIDS it is imperative to address the human resources for health (HRH) crisis.
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.
Let’s face it: we’re in one of the worst economic crises we’ve seen in decades, and HIV funding has flat-lined.
Earlier this month, the World Health Organization released “Increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention.”
HIV/AIDS is the health crisis that truly galvanized international attention. But it wasn’t always this way.
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.
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.
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.