Extreme weather increases the vulnerability of people with HIV in Southeast Asia

People living in vulnerable areas, such as people living with HIV, are at risk of being hit extra hard by extreme weather. Pictured: A flood in Indonesia. Similar extreme weather has affected several countries in Southeast Asia. Photo: International Rivers. Source: Flickr.

Of: Frida Lindberg

Southeast Asia has recently been hit by several floods and other weather-related disasters. People who are already living in vulnerability are often worst affected the consequences of extreme weather. For example can people living with HIV lose prevopportunities for their drugs - or hero miss medicines 

May 16, 2022, News

Heineken and the Global Fund in an unholy alliance - Isabella Lövin must act

Of: Alexander Gabelic, Anders Malmstigen and Mona Örjes

The Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will receive SEK 2,5 billion from the Swedish development assistance budget over three years. The fund has now signed a cooperation agreement with the brewery giant Heineken - despite the fact that alcohol consumption has a clear connection to both HIV / AIDS and tuberculosis. Isabella Lövin and the Swedish government must act to stop the cooperation.

February 9, 2018, Debate

It is necessary to invest in research on the infectious diseases of poverty

Of: Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl

To fight the diseases of poverty is to fight poverty. Today, people in the world's poorest countries fall ill and die mainly from diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases. The declining support for research on global health is therefore unacceptable, write Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl.

September 13, 2017, Debate

Gathering strength needed to stop AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

Of: Anna Mia Ekström, Anna Sjöblom, Christina Franzén, Claes Ånstrand, Farhad Mazi Esfahani, Frida Sandegård, Gunilla Källenius, Mari Mörth, Maria Andersson, Mikaela Hildebrand and Tobias Alfvén

Every year, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria cause the deaths of three million people. The challenges are many, but there is still hope of achieving the UN goal of stopping these diseases by 2030. In two weeks, world leaders will announce how much contribution they are willing to make to the Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the next three-year period. It is time for a gathering of forces, write representatives of RFSU, RFSL, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Swedish Medical Association's Committee for Global Health, the World Infection Fund, Karolinska Institutet and HIV-Sweden.

September 9, 2016, Debate

The Ebola epidemic is a sign of failed health care

Of: Björn Ekman

The parallel, bureaucratic structures that have emerged in international health assistance mean that the support of the outside world can be directly detrimental to the recipient countries' conditions for development. No more fragmented efforts are needed to deal with the Ebola epidemic, efforts based on knowledge and needs are needed. That is the opinion of Björn Ekman, a researcher at Lund University

October 28, 2014, Debate

Decreasing funding for Swedish research on the infectious diseases of poverty when it should be the other way around

Of: Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl

In recent years, the reduction in budget allocations for Swedish research on global health issues is ominous, not least against the background of poverty diseases such as HIV / AIDS and Ebola. The new government now has the chance to take seriously the hitherto unfulfilled parliamentary promise from 2006 to contribute to the global fight against infectious diseases by further developing Swedish research. That is the opinion of Gunilla Källenius and Olle Stendahl

October 15, 2014, Debate