Global Activism: 'Malawi Matters' uses creativity to educate on HIV and AIDS

July 21, 2011

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A woman holds her relative’s hand at a Malawi hospital, which faces overcrowding because of the AIDS epidemic.

Every Thursday on Global Activism we hear about an individual who's trying to make the world a better place.

Today we talk to Phyllis Wezeman, an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame and executive director of Malawi Matters, whose mission is to develop culturally-inspired HIV and AIDS education in the Southeast African nation. She’s also author of the new book Through the Heart: Creative Methods of HIV and AIDS Education, a handbook of activities and learning experiences that enable children and adults to understand the disease.


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