Kate Davies, a 1st year Journalism and Russian student at the University of Sheffield, has won the Best Written Article award in the Young Reporters Against Poverty competition for her piece ‘I wish I had AIDS and not diabetes’:
The words are written in large, red letters across the projector screen. The quote, explains Professor Jean Claude Mbanya to the silent conference room, was taken from a man similar to hundreds of others he sees in his home country of Cameroon. The statement is not as strange as it might seem. After all, if he had AIDS, treatment would be free and easily accessible. As he has diabetes, there is often no help for him at all.
See the full article here.