Freakonomics: ARVs vs Prevention

  They say prevention is better than cure. But is it cheaper?  When looking at HIV/AIDs in South Africa (particularly in Kwa-Zulu Natal) the statistics are overwhelming. Even after years of “ABC’s” (Abstain, Be Faithful, Condomise), KZN HIV stats are some of the highest in the world. In particular, Mpumuza, where iThemba focuses, is amongContinue reading “Freakonomics: ARVs vs Prevention”

I’m proud of You

Sometimes encouragement comes from the most unlikely of places. I probably would have shooed him away. He was drunk. Not drunk enough to be aggresive, just drunk enough to be honest. He decided to join in on Sizwe’s Life Group last Friday. He had seen my car (and the car of the Restoration Hope team),Continue reading “I’m proud of You”

A Safe Person

A study of at-risk children by the University of Michigan showed that children who said they had an older person that they could share things with were much more likely to finish school and succeed later in life than their peers. The area of Mpumuza is lacking “safe people.” Apartheid, with its pass-laws which determinedContinue reading “A Safe Person”