With the summer approaching, so are the mosquitoes in much of Africa. Now a UN-backed global platform will align citizen scientists from around the world to track and control these disease-carrying species.
“My curse is I have six children – all girls. He says he won’t stop making me pregnant each year till I give birth to a boy. If I drink child-spacing medicine, he beats me with fists and calls me a witch.”
86 year old Kenneth Samanenga and his wife Grace Kachana 76, are two leprosy survivors in Zambia´s oldest leprosy hospital. Both former patients have found love and raised children in the hospital that cured them in 1952.
Women and girls aged 15-24 account for a fifth of all new HIV infections globally. Nearly 1,000 are infected every day in sub-Saharan Africa. Infused with microbicides, the ring, which sits on the cervix, has been shown to cut infections by 56%.
On August 15, the hype of HIV/ AIDS boomed loudly again on Zambia when the president of the country announced mandatory testing for the disease. A catch-word, "Tipima", has evolved and it is making rounds on social media in all forms, basically to encourage people to go for compulsory HIV testing
His name is Silvanos Mudzvova – 38 – and Zimbabwe´s most known dissident actor and playwright. He calls his art “an instrument to put brakes on Zimbabwe´s corrupt government.