Aug 28th, 2013
I recently returned from a conference hosted by the Aspen Institute in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a number of scholars and members of Congress. Over a period of several days we did an in-depth exploration of the myriad issues encompassing U.S. relations with the 54 nations of Africa. One thing became...
Jan 10th, 2013
(PlusNews) – Major projected cuts in US government funding for Ethiopia’s health sector could greatly undermine the progress the country has made in the fight against HIV, authorities and experts say. “There’s an AIDS spending cliff in Ethiopia, and the government is already in free fall. Next ...
Dec 2nd, 2012
by Shifa Mwesigye In 1982, Prof Nelson Ssewankambo was a young researcher studying a strange disease at Kasensero fishing village, Rakai. Together with Prof David Serwadda and other scientists, they later confirmed the cause of the ailment to be HIV, the virus that causes Aids. On Saturday, as Uganda...
Mar 8th, 2011
Johannesburg – The top US Aids official says the US will fund training for 140 000 African health care workers in an initiative to “transform and dramatically increase” medical education and research on the continent. Ambassador Eric Goosby’s plan comes as the continent suffer...