Zambia 2013

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  • Children of Chawama

    {image-1} Yesterday we went to Chawama, a compound, or slum, to visit a Safe Love Club meeting. Safe Love Clubs are youth clubs that teach its members about HIV education, awareness, and prevention. I wrote an entire post about Safe Love Clubs for the Gates Foundation. I will link to

  • Lusaka’s “Love Games” Tackles Sex, Love, and HIV

    In Zambia, where HIV/AIDS rates are some of the highest in the world, Zambia’s Ministry of Health has been thinking outside of the box beyond pamphlets, brochures and signs on the sides of in-town buses in order to spread HIV/AIDS education and awareness. They have stepped

  • Is the Church a Stumbling Block in Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Zambia?

    Azad Essa is a journalist with Al Jazeera. He is reporting on HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB in Zambia on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP).

  • Infographic: AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

    Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria in Africa, and despite the fact that infectious disease is the biggest threat to the continent, the spotlight remains focused elsewhere. Africa, with all the issues its 54 countries face, understands the urgent need to tackle killer diseases. Stemming the flow of HIV and

  • Early Morning in Zambia

    {image-1} When I travel abroad I love to wake early to see how the locals get their day started. There is a major thoroughfare right outside our hotel so I grabbed my camera and my jacket (it’s winter here and quite cold in the mornings and evenings) and


  • Focusing on Cervical Cancer on World Cancer Day

    {image-1} Today is World Cancer Day, a day to talk about and discuss cancer and the myths surrounding the global disease. On World Cancer Day we are focusing our efforts on cervical cancer and its effects on women in poor countries. Last year I met a cervical cancer nurse,
  • New Needle-Free Malaria Test Could Be a Game Changer

    One of the most effective advancements in malaria testing has been the rapid diagnostic test. Easy to use and inexpensive it cut the wait time for diagnostics drastically and has made testing and treatment easier for frontline health workers around the world particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where the prevalence of
  • On the Zambezi River

    {image-1} {image-2} There is beauty all around us. We just need to take a moment to see it. - Anonymous On the Zambezi River | Livingstone, Zambia This post originally appeared at Jennifer James on Tumblr.
  • Five Things I Love About Zambia

    As you can probably tell if you’ve read any of my other posts about my Zambia trip, I had an absolutely amazing time in the country. There are many reasons why I loved it so much, but here are my top five: {image-1} I love the people
  • Trying Zambia’s Local Beer and Food

    I need to start a tab for beer on this blog. I really do. It’s my favorite thing to drink when I travel to other countries because there is always a new, local beer you can try no matter where you are. Otherwise, every drink is exactly the


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