Last year women in Senegal's Joal district faced a difficult decision-should they deliver their babies in the comfort of their own homes, but without available medical technology, or should they travel to the local health center to go through labor assisted by trained health workers, but in an unclean and uncomfortable environment? Health workers tried to convince expectant mothers that home births pose a risk to both mothers and newborns; babies delivered at home don't benefit from the early care that health centers are equipped to deliver.

At the opening of the new Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centre in Ntcheu, Malawi, the country's Minister of Health took the opportunity to encourage Malawians to participate in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic."Why should we be afraid to come to this beautiful centre to check our sero status? HIV/AIDS is not a sin. It is a health problem," said Dr.

From Egypt to Afghanistan—A South-to-South Leadership Development Exchange In May 2005, 15 Afghan doctors visited Upper Egypt's Aswan region, where health staff are continuing the leadership development begun with Management Sciences for Health under the USAID-funded cooperative agreement, Management and Leadership Program (M&L), from 2002-2003.