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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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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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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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North Star Alliance uses Cricket to Raise Awareness about HIV

On 26-27 August, North Star Alliance and global security services company G4S teamed up to conduct cricket clinics with young people focused on raising awareness about sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV in Malawi, and about North Star Alliance’s local roadside health clinic. The event was hosted by Mpumelelo “Pommie” Mbangwa, a former cricketer with […]

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The Changing Face of AIDS [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here is an infographic collaboratively released by GOOD and Column Five Media that highlights the current state of the global AIDS epidemic and traces the slowly shifting perception of the American public towards HIV and AIDS. While there have been some tremendous gains made in the past few years in the global response to AIDS (noticeably the declining […]

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30 Years of AIDS – A Timeline [PREZI]

30 years ago, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report outlining five cases of what was believed to be a rare form of pneumonia. In retrospect, this report would be the first official one to outline what is now recognized widely as the HIV epidemic. Unfortunately, what this CDC report could give little indication of was that these five cases foretold the most severe epidemic in modern times. What was equally unpredictable, however, was that the story of AIDS would be one not only of tragedy, but one of resilience, solidarity, and innovation.

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