Stories: Mark Storella

  • Meeting Key U.S. Players in Zambia’s National Health

    After spending nearly a week and a half in Zambia during the second half of July with nine other new media journalists, we concluded our final day with an official visit to the United States Embassy in Lusaka. We met with representatives from USAID, PEPFAR, the Peace Corps, and the CDC. We also met with the US Ambassador to...

  • Activist Questions Sustainability of Zambia’s HIV Funding Plan

    Zambia's government says it has met the challenge raised in the 2001 Abuja Declaration for African countries to spend at least 15 percent of their annual budgets on health care. Officials say part of that spending is helping keep a half million HIV-positive Zambians alive with antiretrovirals (ARVs). But one prominant Zambian activist says the country's ARV program is...