Three year-old Manyala is a healthy young Zambian girl. She is the first HIV negative child to be born to HIV positive parents who have been involved in VSO-RAISA’s Mazwini Project in Zambia. The project focuses on preventing mother-to-child transmission and is already delivering results as VSO marks World AIDS Day on 1 December this… Read more »
There’s a lot of talk at the moment about where global health will feature in the Post Millennium Development Goals (MDG) framework. All sorts of high-level consultations are being held and, as a result, a huge number of different health lobbies are vying for position to ensure that their areas of focus are included.
Maternal… Read more »
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 »
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 »