Global hunger needs to be addressed alongside efforts to increase soil fertility. Extreme climate events are contributing to large loss of soil which has a major effect on farmers. In sub–Saharan Africa, millions of hectares of land are disappearing every year, yet 80% of its economy is based on subsistence farming. If farmers cannot farm, who will feed the hungry?
December 1st was marked as World AIDS Day, a global public health campaign dedicated to raising awareness about AIDS spread by HIV. Although there was a decline in the HIV death rate between 2000 and 2015, African regions still account for almost two-thirds of the global total of new HIV infections. Apart from medical breakthroughs, what is required to end HIV/AIDS?
In the interview with AIDF, Matthias Boyen, Drone Focal Point, HIV/AIDS Support Project Officer at UNICEF, shares how information from aerial images can help address the needs of communities more effectively. Matthias is involved in setting up Africa's first humanitarian drone test corridor and his team assisted integration of the Malawi's health supply chain system with drones.
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