Feature Stories

The Global Fund / Vincent Becker

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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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    World TB Day: Tracking a Contagion

    20 March 2017

    How do you stop lethal bacteria from devastating the most vulnerable communities? On World TB Day, we shine a light on urgent efforts needed to find the “missing cases” of tuberculosis – millions of people that go undiagnosed, untreated or unreported every year and who could be spreading the disease. We pay tribute to heroic health workers, who work hard to find the missing cases and bring hope, healing and a cure to people disproportionately affected by the disease.
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    Learning From Ebola to Fight Malaria

    13 December 2016

    The remote health post in Koribondo has no electricity, the sole midwife rushes from one pregnant woman to another, and nurses use buckets to fetch water from a nearby well. On a rainy afternoon, dozens of mothers waited under a leaky roof to get themselves and their babies tested for malaria. Many had walked for hours on dirt paths to reach the clinic. The motorcycle ambulance, meanwhile, sat idle. There was no fuel for it.
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    Sex For Fish

    01 December 2016

    With a furrowed brow, Elizabeth Masere faced the camera and told the story of her life matter-of-factly. She spoke of the tough job of trying to raise her six children by selling fish at the shores of Lake Victoria – East Africa’s largest lake. She told about the men who controlled fishing and who exploited women for sex. As hard as money was to come by, having it did not guarantee she would get the fish she needed to sell, Elizabeth said. To sell her their fish, the fishermen demanded not just money, but sex.
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