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Treatment for all: My journey fighting for children with AIDS and HIV

<i>By Marie Da Silva, founder of the Jacaranda Foundation</i>(Photo credit: Jacaranda Foundation)My entire adult life has been affected by the AIDS crisis. …

Melkam Yelidet Be'al - Merry Christmas!

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia<p>On the eve of Christmas, looking over the hills, down into the city, a fog is rising over the town of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. …

How motorcycles are reducing maternal deaths in Kenya

<i>This piece by Anthony Langat originally appeared on TakePart on January 3, 2015.</i>The road on the slopes of Mount Elgon is steep and rugged. Trucks and …

Kenya

10 staggering AIDS report stats—in GIFs

<b>This World AIDS Day, we have some unfinished business in the fight against HIV/AIDS.</b> So much, in fact, that we are at a loss for words:The good news? …

HIV
Tuberculosis

“My name is Koketso Mokhethoa. I am 24 years old and I was born with HIV.”

<i>The following post originally appeared as part of UNAIDS’s “Faces of an AIDS-Free Generation” campaign.</i>Photo credit: UNAIDSMy name is Koketso …

HIV

“My name is Lorraine and I am living with HIV”

<i>The following post originally appeared as part of UNAIDS’s “Faces of an AIDS-Free Generation” campaign.</i>Lorraine with her son Siphesihle. Photo …

HIV

She Leads Africa: How African millennial women are paving the way for each other

<i>By Paula Omiyi, ONE Intern</i>(Photo credit: She Leads Africa)The young female population in Africa is rapidly growing. so it is vital to make provisions …

VIDEO: What is energy poverty?

<b>Have you ever wondered what energy poverty actually is?</b> Well, not only do we have the answer to that, but we also have a four-minute glimpse from the …

Energy

From shack to a toilet mall: How I moved with my toilet to the city

<i>By David Kuria, CEO of Ecotact Limited and IkoToilet</i><b>Standing in the chilly, drizzling night of April, I debated whether to dash some 100 feet to the</b> …

Toilets
Toilets

Husbands’ Schools: Funny name, but serious goals and results

<i>By Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and the Executive Director of</i> <i>UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund</i><i></i> In Niger, …

Reproductive Health
Africa
Nonprofits

How Africa is Hacking Its Energy Crisis

<b>ONE is excited to be partnering with Discovery Digital Networks</b> to show how Africa is hacking its energy crisis. Laura Ling from Discovery traveled …

Dr. Mkopi: “I know I can’t do it all”

Photo credit: GaviWe had the chance to sit down with Dr. Namala Mkopi, a pediatrician in Tanzania and the first Shot@Life Champion. As the Shot@Life …

East Africa
Robots

7 ethically made gifts for everyone on your holiday list

This year, give gifts that give back! These socially conscious products make a positive impact throughout the African continent—and are hand-picked …

Social Enterprise
Sierra Leone
Social Change

Behind the scenes of “Strong Girl Remix”

To celebrate the U.S. launch of the “Strong Girl Remix,” I sat down with two of the artists from the song: Zimbabwe’s Selmor Mtukudzi and Tendai …

Women's News

10 photos that take you inside the intriguing world of Kenya’s pastoral tribe

<i>This post by Susan Portnoy originally appeared on TakePartWorld on November 4, 2015.</i> <br>It was a mild September night, and I was in Kenya’s northern …

Africa

New bill to boost trade with African countries clears key committee

<i>By Jacqueline Quinones, ONE Government Relations</i>Six months ago, Congress passed a 10-year renewal of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). …

Why investing in research and development is a necessity for healthier lives for all

Imagine you live in New York City in the year 1915. You’ve never heard of a smartphone, Netflix, or Twitter. The thought of a woman running for …

Melinda Gates

If we Let Girls Learn, this is how they could change the world

62 million girls around the world are not in school. It’s time to make a change!As part of the U.S. government’s commitment to Let Girls Learn, First …

Kids

The secret ingredient that could turn a dry UN document into real change for a 15-year-old girl

<i>This post was originally published on Huffington Post Impact on October 28, 2015.</i>World leaders have just agreed upon the Global Goals for sustainable …

Open Government