Special Coverage

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    Breaking the Chains of HIV

    01 December 2017

    “Disclosing my status to my family is unthinkable!” is a common interjection at Aboya, a women’s center in Senegal. In many countries across West Africa, the perception of women living with HIV is still tainted with prostitution, promiscuity and a loss of virtue. Here, HIV is not just a serious threat to social and economic development, it is a real threat to women’s very existence.
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    Filling the Health Care Gap

    31 October 2017

    “Losing a child to malaria is every parent’s nightmare,” says Maïmouna, a mother of 4, who remembers the hopeless nights and tragedies that have forever marked her neighbors. In communities across Senegal, volunteers are rising as agents of their own health to change this.
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    TB Heroes of the Hinterlands

    09 October 2017

    The hunt for an unconventional killer calls for unconventional measures. Tuberculosis, a disease that hides in plain sight, has infected 2 billion people. Every year, more than 10 million of these people develop active TB and fall sick – and every year, 4.3 million of them do not get treatment. To find these “missing cases” of TB, health partners in Tanzania have recruited an unlikely team of TB hunters.
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    HIV Prevention Through RISE Young Women's Clubs in South Africa

    15 June 2017

    In 2015 alone, 100,000 South African girls aged 15-24 were infected with HIV, compared with 42,000 boys. Soul City Institute for Social Justice created RISE Young Women's Clubs to help shrink these catastrophic numbers.
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    The Edge of Elimination

    24 April 2017

    You won’t find the village of Bus Saam on most maps. Nor the earthen tracks that lead to this collection of wooden homes surrounded by sorghum and rice fields in western Cambodia. When the rainy season comes and dissolves the dirt roads into deep, sticky mud, the 1,000 residents are even more acutely isolated – far from the edge of anything like a town and a three-hour walk to the nearest health center.
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    “This needs to stop”: Gender-based Violence in Cape Town

    04 April 2017

    “When the rape occurred, I just thought that my whole world was falling apart. Everything was just going downhill for me,” says Samara, a poised, soft-spoken working mother of three. “I realized I wasn’t going to be able to cope with this alone.”
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