Eswatini is the first African country to achieve 95-95-95 global HIV target. This means that 95% of people living with HIV in Eswatini know their status, that 95% of people who know their HIV-positive status are accessing treatment and that 95% of people on treatment have suppressed viral load. Eswatini, a tiny country of just over a million people in southern Africa, has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world: 27% of adults live with the disease.Read More »Eswatini is the first African country to achieve 95-95-95 global HIV target
Two years ago, the International AIDS Society (IAS) chose the United States of America (U.S.) as the site for the 2020 International AIDS Conference (AIDS2020). Community advocates argued that the U.S. was an inappropriate choice given legal travel restrictions on sex workers, people who use drugs, and Muslims, which would have made it very difficult for members of these communities to enter the country.
In the current context of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, policymakers are confronted with decisions that may prove to be among the most difficult… Read More »COVID-19: Lockdown exit strategies for Africa.
Public integrity is key to a resilient response to the COVID-19 crisis, ensuring that government action benefits those in need. This crisis creates opportunities for… Read More »Policy Brief: Public integrity for an effective COVID-19 response and recovery
Africa has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases since the continent’s first case was reported in mid-February. To date, more than 17,000 confirmed cases and slightly above 800 confirmed deaths have been reported. Despite these statistics, only one thing should matter: the evidence.