Women given an HIV-positive diagnosis are at risk of violence from their intimate partners. Health programs aim to increase men’s involvement in order to reduce the risk of violence and ensure more women get the care they need, particularly pregnant women — a key step in the broader fight to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Nepal’s national health insurance program, which offers free service at approved health care facilities for an annual premium, has attracted millions of subscribers. Officials say the program is more popular than ever – so why have 24% of policyholders decided not to renew?
Forced marriages and unintended pregnancies remain a norm for many Ugandan young women. One effort to combat the problems draws on the experience of women who have been down that path, who serve as mentors to girls and young women.
The Zimbabwean government requires traditional healers to apply for formal approval to sell their medicine legally. But so far, only one man has received it. Other traditional healers say the process is too long and too expensive.
In many parts of India, women still struggle against the taboo of their periods and often don’t have the hygiene products they need. Now, female entrepreneurs are taking matters into their own hands and producing the products themselves.
After injuring his eye, one young Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, his time playing in a league with other players who have visual impairments is giving him new purpose as a coach.
As India’s government scrambles to solve New Delhi’s worsening air pollution crisis, some residents find temporary relief from oxygen bars and air purifiers. But those who can’t afford these luxuries have no choice but to endure the toxic air – and its devastating effects on their respiratory systems.
In Zimbabwe’s crowded capital, outdated water infrastructure struggles to meet growing demand as drought dries up wells across the city. Now, residents of the city’s far-flung suburbs, often first to feel the effects of water shortages, demand action.