South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma highlighted the success of his administration’s HIV policies in parliament recently. Does official data back up his claim that fewer than 6,000 babies are born HIV+ every year?
Two years ago Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress government assumed office on the back of promises of change. Are they being met halfway into the president’s tenure?
Nigeria is currently trying to contain a meningitis epidemic which has killed hundreds of people – mostly children. Our factsheet examines the causes, symptoms and reasons why the country grapples to contain this disease, especially since an epidemic of this strain was predicted years ago.