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The ‘One Man Can’ Model: community mobilisation as an approach to promote gender equality and reduce HIV vulnerability in South Africa2015One of the main contextual factors driving the HIV epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa is shared social norms reinforcing restrictive masculine and feminine roles and inequitable gender relationships, which limit women’s ability to protect themselves from HIV while simultaneously putting social pressure on men to take on a range of sexual and health risks.Document
Constitutional Reforms and Access to HIV Services for Women in Low-resource Settings in Nairobi, KenyaInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2015Four years after the approval of the new Constitution in Kenya in 2010, and one year after the devolution of health services in 2013, this case study examines: the difficulties that poor women and girls living in slum areas face in getting access to HIV services, including anti-retroviral treatment (ART); their perception of how devolution has affected HIV and other health-related services; andOrganisationThe PopPov network is a group of academic researchers, funders, and other stakeholders from around the globe that is interested in how population dynamics (population growth, decline, aging, etc.,) imDocument
A review of interventions addressing structural drivers of adolescents' sexual and reproductive health vulnerability in sub-Saharan Africa: implications for sexual health programmingReproductive Health, 2014Young people particularly women are at increased risk of undesirable sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes. Structural factors have been reported as driving some of these risks. Although several interventions have targeted some of the structural drivers for adolescent’s SRH risk, little has been done to consolidate such work.DocumentHealth Economics & HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of Natal, 2010This issue brief is centered on the African Women’s Protocol and emphasises that achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) requires that women in Africa have universal access to reproductive healthcare.Document2015New studies have shown that carefully designed interventions, which focus on transforming gender norms and work at multiple levels, can significantly reduce women’s experience of violence within one to two years.Document2015Key populations, specifically people who sell sex (PWSS), people who inject drugs (PWID) and lesbian, and gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people experience significant human rights violations which underpin the continued high HIV incidence in these populations.Document
Claiming the human right to health for women who have sex with women through South Africa’s national strategic plans on HIV and STIs2015Women who have sex with women (WSW), whether or not they identify as lesbian or bisexual, have been under-analysed in high income countries and low and middle income countries for a range of sexual and reproductive health concerns including risk of acquiring HIV. Rarely are WSW highlighted for targeted public health interventions or included in national STI or HIV/AIDS policies.Document
Unplanned ART treatment interruptions in southern Africa: what can we do to minimise the long-term risks?Health Economics & HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of Natal, 2010Adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is important to optimise treatment outcomes and prevent the development of drug resistance. It is however comprised under a number of situations in the countries most heavily affected by HIV/AIDS.DocumentHealth Economics & HIV/AIDS Research Division, University of Natal, 2010The provision of care for people living with HIV and AIDS is one aspect of universal access, which countries signed up to as part of the UN General Assembly. Yet, compared to treatment and prevention, the need for universal access to adequate care has received little attention.