Guardian Science Weekly Podcast - interview with Charlotte Watts

Alok Jha The Guardian Science Weekly, 2012; Monday 11 June 2012 Listen to podcast

The Guardian science correspondent Alok Jha interviews STRIVE Research Director Charlotte Watts (scroll to 24 mins and 40 secs).

A mathematician by training, Watts became curious early on in her career about the social issues she was enumerating. What factors made women so vulnerable to HIV? Today, she leads efforts to combine the power of numbers with human stories to make the case for change. Her aim is to bring to life the quantitative data to convince Ministries of Health and Finance of:

  • the links between intimate partner violence and a range of health risks including HIV
  • the proven impact of programmes to reduce violence
  • the cost effectiveness of such interventions taken to scale

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