President Bush concluded a five day visit to Africa Thursday, making a final stop in Liberia where he pledged that the United States would help the country rebuild after a decade of civil war. Experts evaluate the state of U.S.-Africa relations. Continue reading
Malaria kills one African child about every 30 seconds. Now, a vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shows promise in reducing the rate of severe malaria by as much as 50 percent. Susan Dentzer reports from Tanzania. 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.
Results of two studies conducted in Africa show that circumcision can cut the rate of HIV infection in heterosexual men by 50 percent. Meanwhile the Bush administration is launching a new anti-malaria initiative. An expert discusses combating these diseases and the role of international organizations. Continue reading
The NewsHour’s Economics Correspondent Paul Solman reports on the effectiveness of foreign aid in reducing proverty. Continue reading
President Bush announced Thursday that the United States is doubling aid to Africa and pledged more than $1.2 billion to fight malaria in the continent. Continue reading