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Malawi: The sex workers on the frontlines of the HIV response
India: "A better approach is to observe and learn in the beginning"
Kayla Dawson is a Canadian mental health specialist on assignment with MSF in India. She blogs about her first impressions in India...
The first few weeks in India were a whirlwind. I arrived in Delhi in the middle of the night, and have several briefings in a highly jetlagged state over several days. It turns out that there are quite a few Canadian field workers in projects in India (I believe 5-6, including myself) and was happy to connect with one during my time in Delhi.
HIV positive children in DRC: A painful invisible journey
There are an estimated 51,000 children potentially living with HIV in DRC, but only 34 % of them are receiving treatment. Since 2002, MSF’s HIV project in Kinshasa provides testing, treatment and psychosocial support for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as advocate for an improved HIV response in the country. By February 2019, 370 children living with HIV were also being followed on an outpatient basis by MSF’s HIV project.
Innovation: Civil war, communities and HIV
Dying of AIDS in the shadow of success
Today marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, an international day observed since the 1980’s when HIV diagnosis was a certain death sentence and life-saving antiretrovirals were a distant dream. I’ll be joining health staff in MSF’s HIV and TB projects across sub-Saharan Africa, in parts of Asia and Eastern Europe in reflecting on an uncertain future.