Trump’s drastic funding cuts could reverse the progress made on HIV in Africa, where many different healthcare organisations also offer family planning
Celeste is a 30-year-old widow mother of two from the poor suburbs of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. She is HIV-positive, and since her husband died from an Aids-related illness last year, she has no way of supporting herself, though she tries to help her mother work her small vegetable patch. One organisation is helping her through the darkest times, giving her advice and help, and ensuring that she takes her medication: Amodefa – the Mozambican Association for Family Development.
“If it wasn’t for Amodefa’s visits, I wouldn’t be here,” says Celeste, now pregnant again, as she sits in the dusty yard in front of her mother’s house where she has lived since last year.