Zulu warriors fight AIDS

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Communicating with HIV patients in rural Africa is challenging, particularly in areas of high illiteracy. Even more difficult: most HIV-related terminology is in English. So one international healthcare provider got creative, recasting CD4 cells as Zulu warriors and antiretroviral drugs as traditional weapons:

BroadReach Healthcare has coined these and other Zulu expressions to describe the changes in the body after HIV infection, from testing positive to the collapse of the immune system and how anti-HIV medicines work.

A great way to incorporate traditional stories into modern healthcare. So far the program is operating in 10 South African villages, as reported in South Africa's Sunday Times. Courtesy the TIME's Global Health Blog.

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