Painting "Tuko Poa" benches in Kibera
Xavier P

Doctor, graduate in tropical medicine. He began working with MSF in 2016 on issues related to access to HIV care for men in the Homa Bay district of Kenya under the supervision of Jean-Hervé Bradol and Marc Le Pape. This research will form part of his medical thesis, which will be published in a CRASH book. Then, in 2019, he joined the oncology project in Bamako, Mali, as a palliative care doctor and researcher on the trajectories of breast and cervical cancer patients. He worked with MSF in Kinshasa as a doctor in a ward caring for patients living with HIV at the AIDS stage. Since 2022, he has been pursuing a master's degree in the sociology of health at EHESS which, in conjunction with CRASH, has led him to take an interest in palliative care practices in Malawi and the development of the discipline in a humanitarian context.

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List of abbreviations

ART Antiretroviral therapy
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
PLHIV Person living with HIV
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
MSF Médecins Sans Frontières
STI Sexually transmitted infection
HBM Health-Belief Model
KANU Kenya African National Union
KNBS Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
MoH Ministry of Health
CD4 Cluster of differentiation 4
PMTCT Prevention of mother-to-child transmission
NARESA Network of AIDS Researchers in East and Southern Africa APHIA AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance
NGO Non-governmental organization
VCT Voluntary counselling and testing
HPV Human papilloma virus
ANC Antenatal care
NHIPS Ndhiwa HIV Impact in Population Survey
COMMOB Community mobile testing
ICPD International Conference on Population and Development ARV Antiretroviral drug
APHRC African Population Health Research Center
EARC East Africa Resource Center

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