One day, while going about her daily activities, 26 year-old Teresia met a group of people providing medical services. They seemed to be focusing on women, and since she had a few minutes to spare, she made way to the tent where they were working. This decision would save her life – literally.
Flash floods in Sri Lanka in May 2017 triggered landslides that left many people homeless. Chathurika, a youth volunteer for a family planning association, took part in the crisis response by helping out at a health camp.
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.