Julia Kim is a physician and researcher based at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and the Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK). She has been living and working in rural South Africa for the past nine years. (February 2007)

AIDS and the Power of Women

During the past six years the public health crisis in the developing world has been getting remarkable attention. In 2000, 189 nations came together at the UN to pledge their support for eight “Millennium Development Goals” including the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, the reduction of child mortality, and …