As missing money slows HIV support services in Zambia, those with the most at stake organize and protest.
Outbreaks and Epidemics
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.
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.
The visual poem Ganthier in Kreyol.
Pou Joel Sainton. The visual poem Job in Kreyol.
When a brave woman’s out walking
she’s Mistress Life’s spitting image
His voice is licked
but his dreams
are the artillery of words loaded
to uncoil our strength.
Ti Gason An Ble
Since the earthquake, many young girls in Haiti have turned to prostitution in order to get by. They resort to having sex for food or small amounts of money. This exchange is unwanted but, in their view, the only way to survive.