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Is Celebrating Women the Wrong Approach?

March 6th, 2014

It’s time to move beyond “celebrating” the progress we have made in women’s rights and start doing something about consolidating women’s rights.  Nowhere is that more important than in Africa [...]

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Is there Progress in Africa’s Battle against AIDS?

December 1st, 2013

Are we winning the battle against AIDS in Africa? Thanks to efforts by governments, international donors, and civil society, many experts believe we are.  According to UNAIDS, in 2012 the [...]

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Aid for Africa Girls Education Fund Spotlight – Josephine Sabina Lekuton

August 21st, 2013

Josephine Sabina Lekuton – Helping Herself, Helping Her Family Josephine Sabina Lekuton grew up in Karare, a small drought-threatened village in rural northern Kenya, where people historically relied on livestock [...]

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Ending AIDS Begins with Africa

December 1st, 2012

Can AIDS be eliminated in our lifetime? US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thinks so. Just in time for World AIDS Day, December 1, Secretary Clinton has unveiled a blueprint [...]

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Extending Compassionate Health Care Delivery in Africa

September 28th, 2012

In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, George W. Bush described the advances made in recent years in Sub Saharan Africa in HIV and AIDS treatment.  He noted that [...]

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Building Literacy–Libraries are Changing Lives in Africa

September 7th, 2012

Imagine you picked up a book and couldn’t read the words, went to take a medication but couldn’t read the instructions, or visited a new city and couldn’t read the [...]

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Ritah’s Story– Defeating Adversity through Education, Fighting HIV/AIDs by Giving Back

July 29th, 2012

As the 19th International AIDS Conference ended this week, the delegates packed up, said their goodbyes and caught jets back to their home countries.  One of those delegates was Ritah [...]

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Ending the Transmission of the AIDS Virus from Mother to Child—It Just Might be Possible

July 20th, 2012

In the United States and Europe, every day one child is born with HIV.  In Africa, every day 1,000 children are born with HIV.  mothers2mothers is changing that. mothers2mothers (m2m), [...]

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The Cradle Project—A Reminder of the 12 Million African Children Affected by AIDS

July 13th, 2012

 

 

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Elise Warga–Turning the Tide on AIDS in Togo

July 8th, 2012

For three decades, scientists, policymakers and nonprofit leaders have worked to end to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Less known, but as important, are individuals who live with the disease and [...]

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Recognizing Progress, Committing to the Future on World AIDS Day

December 1st, 2011

On  World AIDS Day, our attention turns again to Sub-Saharan Africa, which has only one-tenth of the world’s population, but two-thirds of the people in the world living with HIV [...]

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Turning the Millennium Goals Into Reality: Goal 5 – Improve Maternal Health

October 24th, 2011

In the fifth blog post in our series about the UN’s Millennium Development Goals we focus on Millennium Goal 5: Improve maternal health. The UN goal is to ensure that [...]

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Remembering Less Fortunate Mothers

May 6th, 2011

Being a mother is never easy, but in Africa it takes on a whole new dimension. Save the Children’s new report on the best and worst countries for motherhood says [...]

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Doctors and Health Workers Answering the Call in Sub Saharan Africa

April 4th, 2011

In a recent compelling  article in The New York Times, Celia Dugger describes a growing movement in the U.S. of young American doctors and health workers who are going to [...]

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Alternatives to Orphanages Bring Hope to Africa’s Vulnerable Children

December 19th, 2009

The United Nations estimates that more than 55 million African children have lost one parent and that almost 15 million of them have lost a parent to AIDS. Orphanages are [...]

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