Also In Global Health News: Access To ARVs In Mozambique; HIV/AIDS In Bolivia; Sierra Leone’s Food Security Plan
NewsHour Looks At ARV Programs In Mozambique
PBS NewsHourÂ examines “how policy decisions made in Washington affect people in the Southern African nation of Mozambique,” where one in eight adults is HIV-positive.Â With antiretroviral drugs (ARVs)Â paid forÂ by the U.S. keeping millions across Africa alive, NewsHour looks at the debate that “has emerged: What’s the price of that success? Can international donors like the United States be expected to keep up funding drugs for future generations?” (Suarez, 11/23).
Living With HIV In Bolivia
BBCÂ reports on living with HIV/AIDS in Bolivia, where “[b]y law, people who are HIV-positive are entitled to free antiretroviral drugs.” Still,Â “experts say efforts to tackle HIV infection in Bolivia are poor because most resources are targeted at what are seen as more immediate threats to health such as malaria and dengue fever.” The article features coments from several patients living with HIV as well as medical providersÂ (Cabitza, 11/23).
Sierra Leone’s Food Security Efforts
VOA News looks at Sierra Leone’s “$400 million plan to turn small farmers into small businesses,” whichÂ the “government hopesÂ [will] improve the lives of 80,000 farming families and also improve food security.” The article examines the role a USAID-funded projectÂ calledÂ Promoting Agriculture, Governance and the Environment is playing in the country’s food security efforts, especially through the empowerment of women farmers (Thompson, 11/22).