A U.S. program to curb AIDS in Africa is having success providing antiretroviral drugs to AIDS patients in Rwanda — particularly pregnant women and newborns. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer begins a series of reports examining the impact of the American effort. Continue reading
Ambassador Mark Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS coordinator of the president’s AIDS initiative known as PEPFAR, talks about the program’s impacts, challenges and future. Continue reading
Zimbabwe government programs and private businesses are suffering from a severe increase in the country’s inflation. Independent Television News reports on the effects on the population. Continue reading
The NewsHour presents a report from Independent Television News about the release of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor who were in Libya on an AIDS mission and imprisoned for eight years. Continue reading
President Bush on Wednesday asked Congress for $30 billion to renew and double the funding to combat the global spread of AIDS, calling the disease a “modern-day plague.” Continue reading
An organization in India is fighting forced prostitution by counseling and training women in other forms of work and helping their children so they don’t follow in their mothers’ footsteps. Fred de Sam Lazaro of Twin Cities Public Television provides a report. Continue reading
Critics blame South Africa’s high HIV infection rates on government inaction and mixed messages. Recently, however, the deputy president of the country has called for intensification of the fight against AIDS. Charlayne Hunter-Gault reports from Johannesburg. Continue reading
Bill and Melinda Gates, whose foundation seeks to address worldwide needs in areas including health and education, describe their initiatives and decision-making process.