Having to stop crucial HIV prevention work with immediate effect was quite a shock for Chipili Mulemfwe, former services delivery manager at the USAID Open doors project run by Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia.
34-year-old Thomas talks about the impact funding cuts have had on his role as a peer educator, and the reduction of outreach services within the wider community; particularly for those needing HIV health care.
When Joyce tested positive for HIV, she wasn't ready to start taking medication but with the help, guidance and support of Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ), she successfully started her treatment and began to feel happier about her situation. But now, the Global Gag Rule threatens her future.
It was the lure of something to eat and a free subway card that persuaded Manny Norman to visit Project Street Beat's 'Safety Counts sessions. From there he slowly began to regain control of his life, from rebuilding his family life to training as an HIV outreach worker. This is his story.
Eric Fairchild went from a substance user to an HIV prevention specialist with Planned Parenthood's Project Street Beat. A mobile medical unit in New York. His mission, to use his experience to connect with substance users to show them there is a way to rebuild their lives.
Family Planning Association of Malawi's (FPAM) trains local sex workers to become peer educators within their community. Peer educators cover topics from STI treatment to gender based violence. The Global Gag Rule (GGR) forced this particular Linkages peer educator project to close in 2016.
Peer educator programmes amongst female sex workers is key to help ensure women are protected and informed about contraception and HIV. The Global Gag Rule means programmes like this are at risk of being closed due to the withdrawal of funding.