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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 …


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? …


“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 …


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> …


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

The Power of a Woman

<b>“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.”</b> –Social activist and writer Marge PiercySimply put, the …


PHOTOS: 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 …

Energy crisis

Welcome to Nigeria’s first robot school!

<i>Today is UNESCO’s World Science Day for Peace and Development. To celebrate, read the story of Project 10,000 Kids, which aims to teach thousands of</i> …


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 …


Cause for celebration: World Health Organization declares Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak is over

There was a lot of celebrating, dancing, and even running this weekend in West Africa, and all for good reason. More than a year and a half since the …


The incredible power of art to change the world

<i>“Art can go through where other things can’t. You can’t have barriers, because it breaks through your prejudices, breaks through everything that you</i> …

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 …

African studies

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 …


Win a trip to NYC to celebrate 10 years of ONE and (RED)!

We’re hosting a very special evening in NYC on World AIDS Day, December 1st, to celebrate the incredible progress that’s been made in the fights …

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 …

Open Government