We have been at the forefront of publishing cutting-edge social and scientific research and analysis on the HIV and AIDS epidemics of east East and southern Africa, grounded in the lived experience of families and communities, and over a decade of active engagement with the region’s national AIDS response strategies. Over the years, our research has grown to encompass a range of related health, human rights and development concerns in east and southern Africa, including the health and rights of women, people with disabilities, LGBTI and other key and marginalised groups; health systems and systems strengthening; health governance and financing; and sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal and child health, and unsafe abortion.
Where appropriate, we seek to publish in collaboration and partnership with key stakeholders in health and development across the region to ensure that publications are highly relevant and influential in debates and decisions on health, rights and development on the continent.
Sustainable development and the struggle for LGBTI social inclusion in Africa: opportunities for accelerating change
Poku, NK., Esom, K and Armstrong, R
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Agenda 2063 chart a new development pathway for Africa. ‘Leaving no one behind’, or full social inclusion, is central to this effort. What will this mean for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) people in Africa who are among the most socially excluded members of the population? This article explores this through a ...>>
Journal article | 13 Jun 2017 | Download full text
‘These are not luxuries, it is essential for access to life’: Disability related out-of-pocket costs as a driver of economic vulnerability in South Africa
Hanass-Hancock, J., Nene, S., Deghaye, N and Pillay, S
With the dawn of the new sustainable development goals, we face not only a world that has seen great successes in alleviating poverty but also a world that has left some groups, such as persons with disabilities, behind. Middle-income countries (MICs) are home to a growing number of persons with disabilities. As these countries strive to achieve the new goals, we have ample opportunity to ...>>
Journal article | 31 May 2017 | Download full text