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Largest HIV self—testing project launches in Africa
Self testing for HIV is helpful for people who cannot access testing service at hospitals, but there is need for them to get counseling. Its worthy to consider who will provide such a service in remote settings. MM
The stigma of HIV still kills
HIV stigma is still prevalent in South Africa, people are scared to reveal their status in fear of loosing their jobs or being shunned by peers, little do they know by sharing their status they will go a long way is saving other people’s lives. MM
Africa’s meningitis A vaccine: how partnership replaced ‘Big Pharma’
When big pharma work together with not—for—profit health organisations so that their drugs be developed for poor countries by third parties, it ensures that the vaccines are affordable and it saves lives. Cases of meningitis have gone done in Africa through such partnership. MM
Whither Africa in the Global South?
"Africa’s comprador ruling classes and educated middle class are so compromised by imperialism that they are incapable of providing the revolutionary leadership required for the continent’s true liberation. The only possible alternative is that of the working people." There is is an urgent need for new social and political ideologies as well as reorganisation of current political structures to realise the second liberation. ER
Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete: Tanzania’s laughing stock?
John Pombe Magufuli is the new President of Tanzania. A results driven politician, he is expected to bring economic prosperity to Tanzanians, it remains to be seen how the man nicknamed the bulldozer will change the fortunes of the ordinary people, especially when they look at his predecessor as a laughing stock. MM