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12:59 07/09/2010
Volunteer healtcare workers in Uganda

Volunteer healthcare workers – low cost for donors but at what cost to the volunteers?

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 »

12:59 07/09/2010
AIDS 2012 19th International AIDS Conference logo

Is the tide really turning?

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 »

12:59 07/09/2010
HIV testing Sierra Leone

Can male circumcision reduce HIV and AIDS?

What is VSO’s position on male circumcision? Does the organisation advocate for males to be circumcised as an approach towards reducing HIV and AIDS? When and how should the procedure be carried out?

You can get answers to the above and many other questions from our newly published paper ‘VSO’s positionRead more »

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What is VSO’s position on male circumcision? Does the organisation advocate for males to be circumcised as an approach towards reducing HIV and AIDS? When and how should the procedure be carried out?

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We have the tools to defeat HIV and AIDS

Clive Ingleby, VSO’s Global Adviser for Health, HIV and AIDS discusses the latest developments from the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

How times have changed. I attended my first International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa in 2000. At the time, I was a VSO volunteer working for the National Progressive… Read more »

Empower women and men to make informed reproductive health choices

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 »