Antibiotic resistant bacteria is spreading from India throughout the world, affecting those living in New Delhi slums as well as "medical tourists" who come to India for inexpensive treatment.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
Winstone Zulu, the Zambian activist who first attacked the stigma surrounding HIV 19 years ago when he publicly declared that he was living with the virus, “did not think he had finished his race.”
Young people in Zambia learn about AIDS while playing soccer in tournaments organized by Grassroot Soccer, an international non-profit that also provides HIV testing.
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.
It is not as if teenage prostitution didn’t exist in Haiti before the January 2010 earthquake that left 1.5 million displaced, tens of thousands of them living in haphazardly-placed tents in scattered through the capital, Port-au-Prince. But in the months since, the number of girls, some as young as 8, who have been forced to have sex in order to survive has drastically increased. Not surprisingly, the number of rapes has also gone up.
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.
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.
When we met Jesula in May 2010, she was broken. She was 22, HIV positive, with a toddler and another baby on the way.