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West, Central Africa Heads Of State Commit To Ending AIDS By 2030

Guardian Nigeria: Can West and Central Africa end AIDS by 2030? Djibril Diallo, UNAIDS director of the regional support team for West and Central Africa “…On July 3rd … the AIDS Watch Africa heads of state and government … endorsed the Western and Central Africa Catch-Up Plan: Putting HIV Treatment…

Youth-Led Initiatives Can Help Improve Sexual Health Among Young People In Ghana

Project Syndicate: Sex Talk in Ghana Esenam Amuzu, European Development Days 2017 Young Leader “…The lack of sex education has caused severe harm to Ghana’s youth. … Ghana’s young people cannot rely on adults to do all the work; we must advocate on our own behalf. Earlier this year, I…

Growing Youth Populations In Africa Create Challenges, Opportunities For Efforts To End AIDS

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Demographic Youth Bulge Creates Major Challenges in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS John McMannis, communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the impact and challenges of changing demographics in Africa, where young people account for increasing proportions of populations. McMannis writes, “The growth…

Advocates In Mali Say U.S.-Funded School Lunch Programs Help Improve Student Health, Learning Capacity, Offer Stability To Villages

Devex: Mali shows impact of proposed cuts to U.S.-funded school lunch programs “…Parents and community members say [school lunch programs like the one in Soufoulaye, Mali,] funded by the United States McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, or FFE, are responsible for raising school attendance, improving nutrition,…

Cutting U.S. Foreign Aid Threatens Efforts To Address Poverty, U.S. National Security

New York Times: Letter to Editor: Aid to Africa Abby Maxman, president of Oxfam America “While the military leads the fight against terrorism on the battlefield, it needs strong civilian partners in the battle against the drivers of extremism: lack of opportunity, insecurity, injustice, and hopelessness. That is why cutting…

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