POW­ERED BY LOVE: A GRAND­MOTH­ERS’ MOVE­MENT TO END AIDS IN AFRICA

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Joanna Henry and Ilana Lands­berg-Lewis

The dev­as­ta­tion wrought by HIV/AIDS in Africa is im­mense— it’s es­ti­mated that over 25 mil­lion peo­ple on the con­ti­nent are liv­ing with HIV. In 2006, the Stephen Lewis Foun­da­tion de­vised a com­pas­sion­ate strat­egy: The Grand­moth­ers Cam­paign, which con­nects African ma­tri­archs af­fected by the dis­ease with grand­mas in Canada. Their sto­ries com­prise a re­mark­able col­lec­tion of por­traits that helps put a hu­man face on a global pan­demic. Oct. 10.

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