I must confess that as late as Sunday, as the International AIDS Conference (IAC) was opened officially, I kept on asking myself what would be new in this conference that people do not know already. No, I am not a snob and neither can I say I know everything that is ‘out there’ on… Read more »
Yesterday I attended a session at the International AIDS Conference in Washington on building support and capacity for community based HIV and AIDS service delivery.
Distinguished researchers reported proudly how community health programmes across Africa and Asia were being delivered by dedicated community health volunteers in return for incentives such as t-shirts, training… Read more »
The International AIDS Conference (IAC) is once again here!
“And?” I hear you say.
Well, you see, it is the biggest gathering of people who have some association with HIV and AIDS. The infected, affected, policy makers, donors, activists, researchers, pharmaceuticals etc – and it happens only once in two years!
The last one… Read more »
While researching good practice in social accountability – processes that increase civil society participation in government and improve government transparency – I was excited to see a report that provides an excellent example of social accountability from VSO India.
Social accountability can include initiatives like participatory budgeting or, as piloted by VSO… Read more »
Last week I attended the London Summit on Family Planning. It was encouraging to hear that donors pledged US$2.6 billion (with a further $2 billion dollars being committed by governments the developing countries) to improving family planning services. This funding recognises that women should have the right to choose whether, when and how many… Read more »
In the UK, 13 years ago, it would have been unheard of for a nurse to write a prescription. Today there are hundreds of additional healthcare professionals who can prescribe medicines and are providing a greater level of patient care, proving the initial media pessimism wrong.
This point was made at the UK Parliamentary report… Read more »