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The law versus key populations

The law versus key populations

In contexts where key populations are criminalized, those implementing key population programmes are often at risk of arrest and violence for their work. The risk is multiplied when implementers themselves are also members of key populations. In this IASONEVOICE, we diverge from our usual format to share personal stories that cannot be safely attributed to the individuals interviewed. These stories were shared with the IAS by the USAID- and PEPFAR-supported LINKAGES project. In our joint efforts...
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HIV prevention for the next generation

HIV prevention for the next generation

In this special interactive interview, Nduku Kilonzo, IAS Member and Executive Director of the National AIDS Control Council of Kenya, highlights the key factors that make young people, particularly women and girls, vulnerable to HIV and how to address those challenges. "HIV prevention and care are really two sides of the same coin. New infections among adolescents, especially young women, are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa, and we must address the societal causes of these vulnerabilities.”...
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My journey to a TB cure

My journey to a TB cure

Noludwe Mabandlela, 40, is an IAS Member and assistant researcher from Cape Town, South Africa. She became a tuberculosis (TB) advocate after her own diagnosis in 2017 and, today, shares how access to the latest medicines is improving care for people with drug-resistant TB. This is her story… Read more
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 Our own best advocates

Our own best advocates

Dasha Matyushina is a Policy Reform Advisor at the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association, which strives for progressive human rights-based drug policy, sustainable funding advocacy and quality client-centred harm reduction services for people who use drugs. With a background in psychology and public health, her field of expertise includes HIV and drug policy advocacy and health systems decision making, management of community-based programmes and strengthening of community systems in Eastern Europ...
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What do the SDGs mean to me?

What do the SDGs mean to me?

Jeffry Acaba is a programme officer for APCASO, an Asia-Pacific civil society network of community-based and non-governmental organizations on HIV, health, and social justice, with a focus on advocacy and community capacity development. He serves as a youth focal point for the organization, coordinating APCASO’s work with the Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) on Young Key Populations, a coalition of UN, civil society, and partners working on HIV and young key populations in Asia and the Pacific. He...
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Patients versus patents

Patients versus patents

Leena Menghaney is a coordinator of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign in India and an IAS Member. She began her work on access to HIV treatment with the Lawyers Collective, an India-based human rights organization, as part of its legal aid unit assisting people living with HIV. She was one of the organizers of a 2005 campaign to ensure that India's new patent law included public health safeguards to limit the impact of patents on access to affordable medicines. This is Leena’s ...
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Women in science

Women in science

The proportion of female scientists has increased across the world since the 1990s. However, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women. We asked five women at different stages of their career paths and from various countries and backgrounds to share their experiences and insights into being a female scientist. These are their stories... Read more
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