A brave group of volunteers is working with HIV positive women to make sure that the virus is not transmitted to their newborn children. And it is working!
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HIV infection rates are falling in many African countries, and effective drugs are increasing the life expectancy of patients. But the coronavirus pandemic has meant a major setback in the fight against AIDS.
The coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately affecting the poorest. They need support and assistance now more than ever, write German minister of state, Niels Annen, and UN emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock.
World Health Organization and other aid agency staff tackling the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused of sexually abusing and exploiting over 50 women. But the issue is not a new one.
A former interior minister is widely tipped to take over the West African nation's presidency. But whoever succeeds will face huge security and economic challenges in a country the UN says is the world's poorest.
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