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IBM Announces Expansion Of Service Program In Africa

IBM on Monday announced the expansion of the company’s Corporate Service Corps, which sends teams of professionals around the world “to work pro bono with local organizations and businesses on projects that intersect business, technology and society,” Daily Independent/allAfrica.com reports.

The Economist Examines Africa’s Demographic Transition

The Economist examines how Africa’s economic growth is resulting in a demographic transition “that others have already traced: as people get richer, they have fewer children” and poses the question: “Can Africa capitalise on the demographic dividend?”

Globe And Mail Examines HIV/AIDS Rate In India

The Globe and Mail writes that “[w]hen India announced in 2007 that it had 2.3 million people living with HIV, rather than the 5.7 million reported the year before, the government first attributed much of the change to better data collection. Many in the AIDS field were skeptical.”

Also In Global Health News: Sanitation In Asia; Cholera In Cameroon; Drought In Ethiopia; Namibia, Angola Malaria MoU; Typhoid Treatment

Lack Of Access To Sanitation In Asia Causing Preventable Diseases Though Asia’s economies have quickly rebounded from the 2008-2009 global recession, “dismal sanitation facilities are causing preventable diseases in poor communities where people would readily spend money on a mobile phone – but not on a latrine,” according to social…

Japan Pledges To Maintain Aid To Africa Despite Rebuilding Costs

Japan will maintain its aid pledges to African nations, despite reconstruction costs following an earthquake and tsunami, a senior government official said on Sunday at a development conference in Dakar, Senegal, Agence France-Presse reports (5/2).