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Official registration of key populations organizations opens doors for funding and sustainable HIV responses

Local community groups working with populations vulnerable to HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa are making inroads into obtaining official recognition by their governments, which is expanding opportunities for increased funding and ensuring a more substantial, and needed, role in national HIV responses in the region. Globally, new HIV infections are on…
Staff Writer
30 Nov 2018
Criminal JusticeHealth RightsMalawiNews

NEWS RELEASE: COURT STOPS HOSPITALS FROM RETURNING PATIENTS WITH MULTI-DRUG RESISTANT TB (MDR-TB) TO PRISON

ZOMBA – The Malawi High Court yesterday granted an urgent interim injunction preventing the return of six persons diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) to prison. Between August and September, six inmates from Maula and Mzimba Prisons were diagnosed with MDR-TB, a contagious form of tuberculosis (TB) infection caused by…
Staff Writer
12 Oct 2018
Disability RightsHealth RightsNewsZambia

It’s World Mental Health Day: Why aren’t we reforming abusive and discriminatory laws?

By: Annabel Raw In Zambia, as in many countries in the southern Africa region, archaic, colonially-inherited laws are applied to oppress, isolate and abuse persons with psychosocial disabilities and mental health users. Reform is urgently needed. IMAGE: Mental Health Reform Stakeholder Meeting Participants in Lusaka, Zambia, May 2018 Internationally, 10…
Annabel Raw
10 Oct 2018
Children's RightsDisability RightsHealth RightsNewsSADC

statement: Shining a light on the urgency of implementing the Regional Action Plan on Albinism in Africa

On 13 June, every year the world commemorates the International Albinism Awareness Day. This year the International Albinism Awareness day is commemorated under the theme ‘shining our light to the world’, providing an opportunity to reflect on progress and challenges facing persons with albinism. In 2018 many positive steps were…
Staff Writer
13 Jun 2018