Satellite view of Africa: Source NASA

Africa is a highly diverse continent and home to over 50 countries. Information here will focus on issues concerning AIDS, HIV education, and extreme poverty in Africa.

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Fact Check: AIDS and Africa

- Inhabited by just 10% of the world's population, Africa is estimated to have more than 60% of the AIDS-infected population.
- Between 1990 and 2003, sub-Saharan Africa’s population of children orphaned by AIDS increased from less than 1 million to more than 12 million.
- 20 percent of households with children in southern Africa are caring for one or more orphans.

Fact Check: Zambia

- Life expectancy at birth 33 years (as of 2003.)
- GNI per capita (US$) 380.
- An estimated 2.3 million people are in need of emergency aid due to prolonged dry spells that have reduced crop yields and cereal harvests, affecting over half of Zambia's provinces.
- About 18% of all children were orphans in 2003, with AIDS as the largest contributor.