A programme in the Central African Republic highlights the complexities – and opportunities – of working in fragile settings.
HIV and AIDS confront the world with many challenges. Humanitarian organizations have worked hard to meet them and to make up for a lack of action in the first years of the epidemic. But far, far more needs to be done, in partnership with governments but also, above all, with communities whose wisdom and resilience offer so much to the HIV response.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International Federation) has a long tradition of working in the area of health and care. National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have been supporting individual HIV/AIDS projects since the mid-1980s.
When I was growing up I was always getting into trouble in school, being brought home by the police and hanging around with the wrong crowd…
“What a mother truly wants?” is an advocacy video describing the right and ability of women living with HIV to have HIV-uninfected babies. This video looks at the likelihood of a mother passing on HIV to her unborn child.
“What does every human being want?” is an advocacy video describing the experience of children growing up with HIV. This video asks the question: What does every human being want? It shows that people living with HIV want acceptance and understanding just like any other human being.
As part of the Italian Red Cross’ Meet, Test and Treat campaign, sex workers on the street in and around Rome are now receiving free HIV testing and information on how to prevent HIV and tuberculosis.
Malaria has a 58 per cent morbidity rate and a 54 per cent mortality rate in the Central African Republic, affecting children under 5 and expectant mothers the most.
Rose Marie Dorvilus, 29, lives in Petion Ville which is considered the uptown of Port-au-Prince and has been living there with family members ever since the earthquake on 12 January, 2010 destroyed her home in Delmas 19.