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Beyond Consultation

Jan 20, 2011 | Anna Egan

A Beyond Consultation workshop - Andrew Testa | Panos London

The aim of Beyond Consultation is to involve young Africans in shaping Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS services in three London boroughs in order to help develop more effective services that respond to the needs of the community.

Reporting TB research in Zambia

Jan 20, 2011 | Panos London

RELAY worked with TARGETS Research Consortium on TB to improve research informed media coverage and debate on the issue. The project included: A literature review and media on reporting TB, Sorting fact from fiction: Improving media reporting on TB, September 2008. Alongside three print and three radio featuers no TB issues and research. A two-day…

Improving media coverage and debate on sexual and reproductive health research in Kenya

Jan 20, 2011 | Panos London

This 12-month Panos/Realising Rights project aims to spark evidence-informed stakeholder and public debate on SRH issues in Kenya by working with editors and journalists, health researchers, CSOs, policymakers and communities.  Activities included: SRH mapping: identifying gaps in media coverage and barriers to research communication and stakeholder engagement Multi-stakeholder forum: promoting opportunities for collaboration to promote…

Improving media coverage and debate on sexual and reproductive health research in Bangladesh

Jan 20, 2011 | Panos London

This pilot project consisted of action-research including a media scan to identify gaps in coverage of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues and research; multi-stakeholder engagement – with editors, journalists, researchers and policymakers; and advocacy for research communication around SRH. Activities included: Media scan and stakeholder interviews Multi-stakeholder forum Expert Board Policy brief on findings…

The Waria’s War

Dec 1, 2010 | Purple Romero

A Waria sex worker in Jakarta / Kemal Jufri - Panos Pictures

When Bea became a sex worker in the red light district of Jakarta, Indonesia, she knew she needed to use condoms to protect herself from HIV but her clients refused to use them.

Reporting research: using evidence for effective journalism

Nov 13, 2010 | Panos London

Researcher conducting a health survey in Bangladesh / Jenny Matthews - Panos pictures

Overview Researchers working for universities, governments or private companies are doing vital investigation into issues – such as clean water, food security and sexual health – that directly affect the everyday life of people around the world. However they often communicate the results only to other researchers. Research findings can create powerful stories for news…

Female migrants’ isolation heightens HIV risk in Cambodia

Jul 12, 2010 | Tania Ghosh

Cambodia | Pov, who is HIV positive, and her mother sit at home. A new study claims that the social isolation and poverty that female migrant workers suffer increases their risk of HIV infection / Karen Robinson - Panos Pictures

Female garment workers in Cambodia who have migrated to the capital are more exposed to a risk of HIV infection because of the changes in their social and economic circumstances, a new report claims.

Moralising fails to curb teen pregnancies

Jul 5, 2010 | Tania Ghosh

Children play on a roof near the Pacific coast of Ecuador. A new report has said that health professionals in the coutry are compromising adolescents' sexual health by stereotyping how men and women act / Rhodri Jones - Panos pictures

Researchers have criticised the attitude of health service providers in Ecuador, saying their judgmental approach is compromising adolescent girls' rights to sexual healthcare.

Macho culture fuels spread of TB in prisons

May 10, 2010 | Tania Ghosh

A man in an El Salvadorian prison wait before attending a trail. A new report suggests that TB is being spread more quickly through South American jails because of macho culture / Moises Saman - Panos pictures

Macho culture in South American prisons is helping to fuel the spread of tuberculosis (TB) among male inmates, according to researchers. A new study suggests that male inmates are reluctant to tell their cellmates they are ill and fail to seek medical attention in case they appear weak.

Cape Town sex workers call for law reform

Apr 28, 2010 | Anna Majavu

Cape Town, South Africa | Two street-based sex workers, Natasha and Sandy, talk to two men inside a pub. There are worries that police strategies in the run up to the world cup will put sex workers at greater risk / Nikki Rixon - Panos Pictures

Vice squads in Cape Town have been cracking down on the city's sex trade ahead of the World Cup. However, female sex workers say continued criminalisation makes it harder to protect themselves against HIV.

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