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Children fall ill as hunger persists

08/20/2012 | Lilly Peel

In Kaidia’s latest blog she tells us that children are the worst affected by the hungry season. Malnutrition means they are more susceptible to illnesses, such as relapses of malaria, and are unable to work in the fields to sow the next season’s crops.

Living with HIV in Africa: personal stories

07/23/2012 | Lilly Peel

Aliness Munyanta is HIV positive but her daughter is not, thanks to drugs that help prevent mother to child transmission - Richard Mulonga | Panos London

What does it mean to live with HIV and AIDS in the developing world? With the International AIDS Conference in full swing this week, we have put together a collection of stories and first-person accounts from courageous men and women in Africa who are tackling their HIV status.

Family planning: a collection of perspectives

07/09/2012 | Rob Safar

Sierra Leone: Traditional birth attendant, Isatu Kargbo, examines a pregnant woman - Jenny Matthews | Panos Pictures

With the London Summit on Family Planning this Wednesday, we wanted to showcase some of the decisions and dilemmas people around the world face when it comes to sexual health and planning a family.

Improving healthcare for the seldom heard

06/20/2012 | Rob Safar

Beyond Consultation - Andrew Testa | Panos London

This week the NHS Confederation debates how to include marginalised voices in improving services, with help from Panos London’s Clodagh Miskelly.

HIV, discrimination and Islam

06/20/2012 | Clodagh Miskelly

Siphiwe Hlophe, founder of Swaziland Positive Living, stands next to a giant elevated ribbon, made with over 6,000 red flowers representing the number of people that die every day of AIDS related illnesses - Steve Forrest | Panos Pictures

One woman living with HIV talks about the importance of her faith in living with her condition and the challenges of tackling stigma and discrimination amongst Muslims.

‘I was born a Leo’

06/19/2012 | Clodagh Miskelly

I was born a Leo - Panos London

An interview and photography slideshow looking at one woman’s experience about trying to find work while living with HIV. She describes the feeling of vulnerability that she encounters, even in such innocuous situations as taking a bus ride.

Discrimination at the clinic

06/18/2012 | Clodagh Miskelly

Tell us about the first time you went to get tested - Panos London

A young African gay man talks about what happens when you go to get tested for HIV. He challenges the appropriateness of some of the questions he finds discriminatory and can stop African men from getting tested.

Afghan mothers at risk with every birth

06/14/2012 | Aunohita Mojumdar

38 years old Fariba holds her a year and half years old boy while putting down a sleep her youngest son Mustafa who was born a month ago in her home in Kabul - Farzana Wahidy | Panos London

Aunohita speaks to mothers, NGO workers and the Deputy Minister of Health in Afghanistan to examine the strains placed on women in the family – fertility, contraception and social pressures.

Controversy as methadone treatment reaches Manipur

05/21/2012 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) and relatives lighting candles - Thingnam Anjulika | Panos London

Ambra blogs about some controversial topics around treating people with drug dependencies in Manipur. Also, a new initiative looks to diagnose HIV in infants as early as possible.

From hard labour to champion runner

04/25/2012 | Salam ongbi Patamo

Salam ongbi Patamo is now not just a local celebrity - Anjulika Thingnam | Panos London

Salam ongbi Patamo has always had a passion for running, but never expected to win three gold medals. She tells us about how the National Masters Athletic Championships changed her life.

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