Social inequality in healthcare access is set to be exacerbated both by the rise of new technologies, which not everyone will be able to enjoy, and climate change.
Climate change, inequality, the evolution of knowledge… Experts have been surveyed, and a consensus is emerging on what to expect from the effects of these factors in the medical field.
Renowned South African paediatrician and health activist Jerry Coovadia.
His teaching spoke practically but compassionately to the needs of the African child.
Jerry Coovadia, veteran activist and legendary health practitioner, has died at the age of 83.
A Lancet profile of Jerry Coovadia described him as the ‘Nelson Mandela’ of healthcare. Glenda Gray pays tribute to a legend
Regular testing for HIV protects you and those around you.
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Many people at heightened risk for HIV have never been tested. Those who have self-tested for HIV often don’t go on to receive care or change their sexual behavior.
In South Africa men are 70% more likely to die from TB than women. Tackling social factors such as smoking and high alcohol consumption could save more lives.
A transgender woman at a safe house supporting LGBTQ residents in Kampala, Uganda. Anti-gay laws make certain homosexual relationships punishable by death.
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Stigmatised people living with HIV often suffer from fear, depression and abuse. It’s sometimes easier to stop a treatment regime than risk being ostracised or assaulted by the community.
Anemia symptoms include shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue.
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Among young children, adolescents and adult women, anemia strikes 1 in 3 globally. Most cases are driven by dietary iron deficiency, red blood cell disorders and untreated tropical diseases.
Women aren’t often given space to discuss the difficult aspects of motherhood.
Negative emotions, especially regret, are seldom expressed when talking about motherhood.
People living with HIV need support from family and friends to overcome stigma.
When people living with HIV in Nigeria receive support from close friends, they are less likely to experience stigma and associated poor health outcomes.
A dozen U.S. states still do not mandate sex education in schools.
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Twelve states do not require sex education of any kind.
The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. This fungus can cause a number of disorders in people with compromised immune function or other lung diseases.
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Africa is suffering from a silent, but costly, epidemic of fungal infections.
South Africa’s healthcare system has gaps in providing HIV treatment to highly mobile women.
The vulnerability of migrants was highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic when restrictions affected people’s ability to travel to access treatment.
We know from other viruses that viral fragments can remain in different tissues for months or even years. This could be the case for long COVID.
Alcohol use contributes to over 200 different diseases, injuries, and conditions. It is also a risk factor for gender-based violence and violent crime.
A demonstrator at Queer Republic protests in Nairobi, Kenya.
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A backlash against progress in gender and sexual rights is common.
Activists agitate for equal rights for all in Nairobi, Kenya, in January 2020.
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The criminalisation of same-sex sexual relations among consenting adults in Kenya worsens social disparities and inequalities.
The numbers showed a wide variation in coverage in different geographic regions.
Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa are three times higher than the global average.
Raising the cost barriers for health care will harm the most vulnerable patients.
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On the basis of government appointment technicalities and religious freedom, Americans may lose free coverage for cancer and blood pressure screenings, HIV prevention medication and other essential services.
The ABC mini-series, In Our Blood, offers a fictionalised account of Australia’s response to AIDS – but more can be done to remember lesbians’ immense contribution to AIDS activist movements.
There have been substantial improvements in some areas of TB therapeutics.
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Less than half of the children aged 0-14 who have TB are diagnosed – so they never even start treatment.