After learning about the men’s clinic at Scott Hospital from a colleague, Lebamang Moiloa decided to go there for HIV services and explore voluntary medical male circumcision, a key prevention intervention. “I was nervous,” the 27-year-old student admitted. “I didn’t know what to expe
For the past 30 years, nurse-midwife Semakaleng Phafoli has worked to prevent the spread of HIV among pregnant women and their newborns, advocate for quality health services for families, and ensure that nurses and midwives have the skills to deliver lifesaving care.
Motivated by the health benefits of voluntary medical male circumcision, Moeketsi Mokhele engages his village chief to raise awareness about the importance of the HIV prevention strategy in their community.
To meet the needs of its people, the government of Ethiopia is working to build up its health workforce. As a result, the nurse-to-population ratio rose from 1 per 5,000 in 2009 to 1 per 2,132 in 2014.1 Despite efforts to retain these workers, however, a recent study of nurses working
Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho—With his yellow health booklet in his hand, Tsepo Lethole waited excitedly for the minibus that would take him to the health center and the HIV prevention services now available to young men. He stood in the same spot where, only days before, Ministry of Health
Maseru, Lesotho—Walking down a busy street in the industrial area of Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, no one would know that the Apex Medical Clinic was actively attending to patients. The sign at the entrance consists of a large turquoise-and-white-striped window with the clinic’s name sim
Roma, Lesotho—Tsepiso Jomane hadn’t yet grown into adulthood when her grandmother fell ill. There were few options for health care where they lived—outside of a city center in Lesotho—and Jomane still remembers the vast shortage of nurses.
At Mafeteng Hospital in Lesotho, Lebeoana Tsasanyane stands out for his unfailing commitment to ensure that men in this southern African community have access to HIV counseling and testing services and that they receive treatment if they are positive.