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Born Free of HIV

Akumu Sandy is HIV-positive. When she became pregnant, she feared her unborn child would contract the virus from her either before or after birth. Akumu sought medical help at New Life Medical Center in Uganda. New Life focuses…


A Hero in Fighting the HIV crisis

When we think of heroes in the fight against the HIV/AIDS crisis, we often think of Bono or Bill and Melinda Gates for the unprecedented platform, voice and resources they have given to the cause. We think of…


A Much-Needed Prayer for Today

With increased violence in the Middle East and a commercial plane shot down in Ukraine, I seek prayers and words to make sense of it all. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev) To add insult to injury, the world lost nearly a hundred men…


More than just a drop in the bucket

Some days, I’m overwhelmed. Africa just seems so far away. The faces of those I’ve met are clouded by the to-do lists and the often-urgent demands of the day. It’s hard to know where to begin. It’s hard…


How Violence Plagues the Poor

“The locusts of everyday violence have been allowed to swarm unabated in the developing world. And they are laying waste to the hope of the poor.”-Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros in their new book, The Locust Effect…


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