Election season in Zambia features a sitting president’s “origins” and gay rights—in a country where a law criminalizing homosexuality hampers data collection for HIV responses.
Carol Nyirenda’s journey to fight HIV took her around the world, to three continents, in five weeks. Now she has come home again to Lusaka, to organize women living with the epidemic.
As missing money slows HIV support services in Zambia, those with the most at stake organize and protest.
Dr. Rodwell Vongo, President of the Traditional Health Practitioners Association of Zambia (THPAZ), urges Zambia to look back as well as ahead for answers to fighting HIV-AIDS.
Chileshe, a Zambian nurse, sees 25 patients a week, many with HIV-related illnesses. She opened the clinic, the first in her community, after her mother died without easy access to health care.
Zambian Winstone Zulu has AIDS and is an activist for more effective treatment and prevention of the disease. He wrote an op-ed in the New York Times on neglect of efforts for disabled people.