A Journey Back to Health, with a Family Caregiver

Hardoa, India (March 2024) — Every month for the past five months, rain or shine, at least one staffer from the neighboring health and wellness center has visited Achhe Lal Mallah at his home in the Madhya Pradesh village of Hardoa to check on his well-being. About a year ago, Achhe Lal began coughing and

From Mother to Mother, Advice and Support from a Trusted Source  

Always smiling and cheerful, Carla Santos Cossa*, a mentor mother since 2019, pays attention to women waiting for appointments as she walks through the corridors of the Integrated Care and Treatment Center (CICTRA) at the Military Hospital of Maputo. She begins her day at the health center like many other mentor mothers across Mozambique.  “In

Margaret’s Story—ART Is Only Part of the HIV Response 

It was five years ago when Margaret Kugonza’s husband died after spending just a few days in the hospital. “The doctor asked to see me after his funeral,” Margaret recalls. “I went and they did an HIV test.”  Upon learning she tested positive for HIV, “my heart almost stopped,” Margaret says.  She started antiretroviral therapy