Momina’s Story: International HIV/AIDS Alliance #WAD2013

Momina’s Story: International HIV/AIDS Alliance #WAD2013

Meet Momina Momina is a 22 year old single mother of two who lives in the city of Adama in central Ethiopia and was diagnosed as living with HIV three years ago. Although she wears a smile, sadness is etched across her face when she talks about her younger son, Yerosa. Born HIV positive, he […]

Living, Thriving with HIV/AIDS: A Mother’s Story

Living, Thriving with HIV/AIDS: A Mother’s Story

Can you imagine newly arriving to the United States from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as a happy, expecting 22-year-old newlywed to attend college and then finding out through a routine prenatal visit that you are HIV positive? This is precisely what happened to Fortunata Kasege in 1997. What turned out to be a dream of […]

Infographic of the Week: An Integrated Approach to HIV/AIDS and Family Planning Services

Infographic of the Week: An Integrated Approach to HIV/AIDS and Family Planning Services

An integrated approach to healthcare no matter the setting is a more effective and rights-based approach to healthier outcomes. When family planning services are available at HIV/AIDS clinics, Population Action International (PAI) believes patients will receive better care, health workers will be more efficient, and dollars will be saved. In sub-Saharan Africa integrated clinic settings […]

When HIV Positive Mothers Speak: Preventing HIV in Infants

When HIV Positive Mothers Speak: Preventing HIV in Infants

This post was originally published on the Gates Foundation’s blog, Impatient Optimists. “After I lost Nomthunzi, my life was never the same again. I cried for a long time.” Despite the grief of losing her husband and baby, Nomthunzi, to AIDS, Florence Ngobeni-Allen pressed on and became an ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation […]

Meeting Key US Players in Zambia’s National Health #ZambiaHealth

Meeting Key US Players in Zambia’s National Health #ZambiaHealth

After spending nearly a week and a half in Zambia during the second half of July with nine other new media journalists we concluded our final day with an official visit to the United States Embassy in Lusaka. We met with representatives from USAID, PEPFAR, the Peace Corps, and the CDC. We also met with […]

Sanitation Wisdom from a Zambian Chief #ZambiaHealth

Sanitation Wisdom from a Zambian Chief #ZambiaHealth

As you may know I am in Zambia with the International Reporting Project as a New Media fellow. Ten of us are here in the country to report on HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other rarely covered stories in the region. Yesterday we visited Macha, a small Southern province town 60 miles from the nearest city, […]

Reporting from Zambia with the International Reporting Project

Reporting from Zambia with the International Reporting Project

As I mentioned a few weeks ago I will be reporting from Zambia as an International Reporting Project Zambia Fellow starting on July 15. I will be in Africa with nine stellar new media journalists. We all have our own beats and will report on different angles about HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. I personally will […]

George W. Bush Praises Zambia’s HIV/ AIDS National Efforts

George W. Bush Praises Zambia’s HIV/ AIDS National Efforts

In less than a month I will join nine other new media journalists on a reporting trip to Zambia as an International Reporting Zambia Fellow. We will be charged with learning more about HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis and their affects on the  Zambian citizens, report on the problems and Zambia’s national and community-led efforts to […]

A Global Update on Tuberculosis on World TB Day

A Global Update on Tuberculosis on World TB Day

Today marks World TB Day, a day that has been celebrated since 1982 to remember those who have succumbed to the disease, celebrate the achievements met to lower TB rates, and resolve to do more to treat those who have tuberculosis. According to the Stop TB Partnership 1.5 million people die every year from tuberculosis. […]

UNAIDS Hosts First Google+ Hangout

UNAIDS Hosts First Google+ Hangout

Today, UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, held their first Google+ hangout with UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, global ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Florence Ngobeni, and HIV/AIDS activist and singer Annie Lennox. With World AIDS Day quickly approaching on Saturday there are many conversations about HIV/AIDS and what needs to be done […]

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