You are here: Home » Blogs & features » Radio features » The right to heal

The right to heal

Listen online

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Most Africans living with HIV/AIDS have no access to potentially life-saving antiretroviral treatment. In Rwanda though, calls are being made to provide one section of the community with medicine as an urgent priority.

They are the female survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which a million mainly Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by army and militia loyal to the then Hutu extremist government.

Mary Kiyitesi-Blewitt’s family was killed in the genocide. She now heads up the Survivor's Fund, a UK-based non-profit organisation. She begins by reading out the recollections of a genocide widow living with HIV.

Comments are closed.

Panos London

Posted by





Issues: , , ,


Medium quality audio (2mb)

High quality audio (4mb)

Low quality audio (990kb)

Related links

The story of an HIV widow

Making pregnancy safer in Mali