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Global Activism: HIV/AIDS education in Malawi

Challenged by her Malawian friends to get involved in “the warm heart of Africa”, Phyllis Wezeman started Malawi Matters, Inc. Its mission is to develop culturally-inspired HIV and AIDS education in the southeast African nation. For our Global Activism segment, she’ll update us on some new initiatives she’s working on in sub-Saharan Africa, a region with two-thirds of the world’s HIV infections and three-fourths of the globe’s AIDS-related deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Wezeman is author of the book Through the Heart: Creative Methods of HIV and AIDS Education, a handbook of activities that enable children and adults to better understand the disease. (Photo: Flickr/USAID U.S. Agency for International Development)

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