As we mark continued progress in reaching an AIDS-free generation, I want to introduce you to Guilhermina Marcos. She is among nearly 200 lay counselors, who go door-to- door, bringing HIV testing and counseling services to Mozambicans where they live.
Today, World Cancer Day, I am remembering nurse Elyse Bila Ouedraogo. Diagnosed with cervical cancer, she had just returned from Morocco where she had traveled for treatment because of the advanced stage of her disease. I was humbled by her strong spirit.
At the center of our global health partnerships are strategies and innovations to prevent the needless deaths of women and families, whether from childbirth, HIV/AIDS, malaria, infection or cervical cancer.
Knowing how severe the consequences of malnutrition can be, an innovative new partnership is educating teachers in Central and Eastern Provinces of Kenya on how to monitor the weight and development of all children under five to prevent malnutrition.