Africa Under Pressure [INFOGRAPHIC]

The following post was originially published online by North Star Alliance High blood pressure (also known as raised blood pressure or hypertension) can lead to heart attack, stroke and other ...

New online art gallery supports women and children affected by HIV and AIDS

For almost a decade, Art for AIDS International has been hosting visual art workshops to educate young people about HIV and to engage them in the global AIDS response. After ...

Delivering healthcare across borders across Africa [Infographic]

Last year, North Star Alliance, an international not-for-profit organisation, delivered healthcare and counseling services to 183,906 people across Africa through a strategically placed network of Roadside Wellness Centres (or clinics). ...

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AIDS in 2011: A Year in Review

The following post first appeared in the Art for AIDS International Blog ...

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Africa Under Pressure [INFOGRAPHIC]

The following post was originially published online by North Star Alliance High blood pressure (also known as raised blood pressure or hypertension) can lead to heart attack, stroke and other serious health problems. It affects more than one in three adults and leads to more than nine million deaths worldwide every year. Nowhere is this […]

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New online art gallery supports women and children affected by HIV and AIDS

For almost a decade, Art for AIDS International has been hosting visual art workshops to educate young people about HIV and to engage them in the global AIDS response. After over 300 workshops with over 10,000 young people in 7 countries, Art for AIDS has begun to feature and sell this powerful body of student […]

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Delivering healthcare across borders across Africa [Infographic]

Last year, North Star Alliance, an international not-for-profit organisation, delivered healthcare and counseling services to 183,906 people across Africa through a strategically placed network of Roadside Wellness Centres (or clinics). Thanks to this intervention, some groups most at-risk of contracting and transmitting communicable diseases (like HIV and other STIs, tuberculosis, and malaria) including mobile workers […]

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CrowdOutAIDS: A new youth-driven, youth-focused HIV strategy

The following post originally appeared on the Art for AIDS International Blog on 24 April 2012 In 2011, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) challenged young people from around the world to collaborate and crowdsource the next global HIV strategy. Today, after five months of collaborative efforts, youth leaders from around the world […]

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AIDS in 2011: A Year in Review

The following post first appeared in the Art for AIDS International Blog on December 31, 2011. 2011 was a mixed bag in the global response to AIDS. While exciting medical breakthroughs in treatment and prevention hint at tremendous potential to reduce the transmission of HIV, these were often offset by reduced financial investment,  profiteering, and […]

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Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Division [VIDEO]

Funny or Die and the Clinton Global Initiative recently released a video that lets you sit in on a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Celebrity Division as they brainstorm ideas to celebrate CGI’s 10th Anniversary. The meeting, run by Ben Stiller, and attended by notable guests including Kristen Wiig, Jack Black, Matt Damon, Sean […]

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Tuberculosis in decline…for the FIRST TIME EVER!

For the first time…ever…tuberculosis (TB) is on the decline according to new data published today in the WHO 2011 global tuberculosis control report. This also report shows that the number of people dying from the disease fell to its lowest level in a decade (1.4 million in 2010, after reaching 1.8 million in 2003). Some […]

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The Best and the Worst of Governance in Africa

The 2011 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, which was released this week, highlights where countries across Africa stand regarding four key categories: Safety & Rule of Law, Participation & Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Opportunity and Human Development. While any index will have its critics, this report highlights a diversity of scenarios on a continent often […]

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F*** Famine - ONE Campaign for Horn of Africa

F*** Famine [VIDEO]

Advocacy platform, ONE, launched a new public service announcement yesterday to raise awareness about the growing number of child deaths attributed to the famine in the Horn of Africa. The premise: a list of celebrities including George Clooney, Bono, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Ewan McGregor, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mike Huckabee, and Colin Farrell say’F*** […]

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New HIV Vaccine: What you need to know

Spanish researchers announced last week that they’ve identified a vaccine that could one day drastically reduce the impact of HIV on the human body. While this is undoubtedly a significant and exciting medical breakthrough with regard to both prevention and treatment of HIV, few articles have put it in a proper context. Since I’ve heard more than […]

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