Angela Miyoba, 69, makes clay pots in Kabwe Town, Zambia. She says that years of breathing and burning soil that has been poisoned with lead has damaged her lungs and left her unable to walk. She spends all day squatting around her house as shown, because she is unable to move from pain.
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