HIV/AIDS – 30 Years Later

AIDS turned 30 the June 5, 2011. At the same time, as if to commemorate it, a press release was issued by the HIV Prevention Trials Network saying that “men and women infected with HIV reduced the risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners through initiation of oral antiretroviral therapy (ART).” While this [...]

Right to Food

The opposition party leader in Uganda, Besigye, has been organizing innovative protests in Kampala opposing high food and fuel prices in the last couple of months. He encouraged people to walk to work to demonstrate their concern to the government, effectively causing some chaos and traffic jams in the streets. He has been quite successful [...]

MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

At the moment, our environment here on earth is our sole sustenance – everything we need to survive and thrive we take from the earth. Therefore, in order to preserve our population and its health, we need to ensure that our natural resources are not exhausted, that our energy consumption is responsible, and that our [...]

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

The 3rd Millennium Development Goal recognizes that augmenting the knowledge, skills and productive capacity of women leads to a healthier developed society. It is hoped that gender disparity will be eliminated in primary and secondary education in all levels of education no later than 2015. If this can be accomplished then it should follow that: [...]

MDG 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

The first Millennium Development Goal aims to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by reducing by half the proportion of people living on less than $1.25 a day, by achieving full and productive employment for all, including women and young people, and by reducing by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger. A review [...]