What long seemed impossible is now almost within reach; the control of the HIV pandemic may be achievable.

Imagine A World Without AIDS: Here’s Its Impact on Life Expectancy in Africa

Life expectancy at birth in some countries would increase by a decade or more if we were living in a world without AIDS. Bostwana, proportionally the hardest hit, would see its life expectancy go up by nearly 17 years.


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South African girls from the Star for Life programme, a non-profit organisation with the mission to inspire young people to believe in their dreams for the future and live in an AIDS-free generation. (Photo/ Wikimedia Commons)

Young Women Most At-Risk For HIV Are Not Taking Their Prevention Drugs. Why?

Young women acquire HIV 7-8 years earlier than their male peers. But clinical trials from South Africa show that they are not taking their pre-exposure HIV drugs as prescribed, for it would mean admitting they are having sex


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Short-sightedness usually develops in childhood, and occurs when the eye grows excessively long. This results in blurred distant vision.(Photo/Jon-Hyams/Orbis/Flickr).

An ‘Epidemic Of Eyeglasses’ Is Coming Your Way: Here’s Why Africa Needs To Pay Attention

By 2050, myopia in Africa will increase five to sevenfold from prevalence rates estimated in 2000. In the next 35 years, most African countries will have over 25% of the population needing corrective glasses.


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Sunset on a rising city: Addis Ababa has been transformed by an infrastructure boom. (Photo/ Flickr/ Jeff Rebiffé)

Infrastructure Is China’s Sweet Deal For Africa, From A Country That Used More Cement In 3 Years Than The US Did In A Century

China is the largest single source of financing for infrastructure development outside of national budgets in sub-Saharan Africa, contributing over $13.4 billion in the region in 2013 alone