29 Nov '11, 10pm

The first of the Ghana dispatches. Meet Doreen and Angela: #globalfund #care2

The first of the Ghana dispatches. Meet Doreen and Angela: #globalfund #care2

I thought I would have to go looking for stories of hope amid despair at the HIV clinic for women and children located inside the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. The largest teaching hospital in Accra, Korle-Bu is on the front lines of the battle against infectious disease, but particularly HIV/AIDS. By western standards the hospital is bleak at best, with overcrowded waiting rooms and rudimentary laboratory facilities. A dedicated staff of nurses, doctors and volunteers ushered us through the facility, talking bluntly about the challenges they face daily in trying to reduce infection rates and prevent further spread of a disease that has torn through the African continent. Then I met Doreen and Angela. Doreen is a 38 year-old married mother of two. Angela, at 10 months, is her youngest child. Doreen is HIV positive. Angela is not. Doreen and Angela represent a...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/in-ghana-success-battling-hiv...

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