Joining the Club in Côte d’Ivoire, Where HIV Is Just Another Chronic Disease

Joining the Club in Côte d’Ivoire, Where HIV Is Just Another Chronic Disease

When Amoin Agnès Akou learned she was HIV-positive, she worried—to the point of considering suicide—that people would find out. Even as she sought treatment, she kept her HIV status secret. Until recently. “My three grown-up children do not know I am HIV-positive,” she divulged during a health club meeting at the Centre de Santé Urbain

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From Screening to Cleaning: This Nurse Leads by Example

Ranita and patient

Early on Monday morning, the 30-year-old nurse in charge of the health and wellness center in Awang Wabagai scans the facility, checking to be sure everything is clean and ready for the clients who will soon arrive. “I never expected myself to be a team leader of community health workers at a health center,” Maibam

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Three Simple Pills

Two women sitting on a rug. One hold an information cards and samples of misoprostol.

Step into a day in the life of Shakila, an Afghan community health worker delivering primary care to 170 families in her community. Out of her own house.

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