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Outbreaks and Epidemics

Traditional Healer Meets a Modern Epidemic

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.

A Nurse Fills a Community’s Void

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.

Living with AIDS in Zambia

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.

Haiti's Horrendous Teenage Prostitution Problem

Thousands of Haitians remain in camps in Port-au-Prince after a massive earthquake hit last year. Now, 16 months after the disaster, young girls are being forced to have sex in order to survive.

Haiti: Battling HIV Alone

When we met Jesula in May 2010, she was broken. She was 22, HIV positive, with a toddler and another baby on the way.

Why Men Rape

A man discusses why and how rape occurs in Champs de Mars, one of the most dangerous camps for those displaced by Haiti's quake.