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From Education to Heath Care: Grassroots Partnerships are Changing Development in Africa

November 4th, 2015

Members of the Aid for Africa alliance believe that good works grow through partnerships. One long-term partnership is between Aid for Africa members Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) and Foundation […]

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Retooling Health Services for Internal Refugees in South Sudan

June 19th, 2015

In 2014 there were almost 60 million refugees worldwide—more than at any time since detailed record keeping—according to a new report from the UN agency charged with helping refugees. The […]

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Is the End in Sight for Ebola and AIDS? What about Malaria?

March 17th, 2015

Recently there has been some good news on two global diseases—Ebola and AIDS. Public health officials at the World Health Organization expect that, with diligence, the Ebola crisis in West […]

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Fighting Ebola Through Local Networks and Know-how

September 15th, 2014

As the Ebola crisis continues to worsen in West Africa, news stories focus on the exodus of foreigners from the affected countries who manage and staff hospitals, run offices of […]

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New Test May Signal the End for a Biblical Disease

February 20th, 2013

It’s a disease associated with Biblical times—leprosy.  But even today, leprosy affects 3 to 4 million people around the world, many in Africa.  Some 250,000 people contract the disease each […]

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Tackling Blindness in South Sudan–Preserving and Restoring Sight

November 5th, 2012

In Africa, loss of sight not only means a life of darkness. For many adults it means a loss of income and the ability to work, requiring dependence on family […]

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