MMS Bulletin #130 October 2014
Addressing Sexual Violence and HIV
Sexual violence is a fundamental violation of human rights and has a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of people, especially women. Research shows that violence is a major cause of HIV transmission, but also a consequence of HIV infection. The MMS Bulletin explores how sexual and gender based violence increases vulnerability to HIV, AIDS and other STIs. It highlights current interventions to address the consequences of sexual violence on the health of women, children and men. Based on experiences and best practice, the MMS Bulletin explores programming and key actions addressing the consequences of sexual violence on HIV in protection of the survivors of sexual violence.Read more
Local Health as Global Health
Canadians have long been proud of their healthcare system yet current research suggests a worrisome decline in some outcome indicators and rising levels of inequalities over the last few years. One factor explaining a disproportionate share of these outcomes is failure to reach marginalized populations such as Indigenous peoples. In 2012 most Aboriginal-led health programming was cut, leaving health policy development for Canada's 1.2 million Aboriginal people in the hands of the federal government. First Nations have started a grassroots social movement in 2012 known as Idle No More fighting for indigenous rights.Read more
Health-system resilience: reflections on the Ebola crisis in western Africa
Editorial in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization
WHO "The last decade has seen increased external health-related aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, in the context of Millennium Development Goals 4, 5 and 6, most of this aid has been allocated to combat human immunodeficiency ...
Majority of people with HIV have no access to ART
Report of a cross-party parliamentarian group of the british parliament
The Guardian On the occasion of World Aids Day 2014 a parliamentarian group of british MPs have published a report that shows, that two-thirds of adults with HIV, and three-quarters of the children, are not on treatment. Pamela Nash, president of the ...