Faced with the highest HIV prevalence of any country in the world – where one in three adults is infected with HIV – the early days of HIV in Swaziland were devastating.
Yesterday in South Africa, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton visited the Ramotse Clinic, which is in a semi-rural village on the outskirts of Hammanskraal.
Yesterday in Zanzibar, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton kicked off a Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) malaria-awareness soccer match in Amaan Stadium, where attendees were able to visit informational booths about malaria prevention and get tested for malaria as well.
Across the developing world, rural communities’ health care services are often non-existent or inaccessible. In Zambia today, there is one doctor for every 23,000 people, well above the World Health Organization’s recommended ratio of one doctor and nurse to 7,000 people for Africa.
Today while in Zambia, President Clinton and Chelsea met Benny Siinyisa, a Community Health Assistant, who is one of two people providing care for a rural community of 6,000 people.