Archive: Aids, Dr. Miriam Rossi part 1

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The rates of HIV and AIDS infection are so high there that literally a whole generation is being wiped out. Adults between the ages of 18 and 49 are dying in alarming numbers, and many children are now struggling to raise themselves and their siblings. Why are things so bad in Africa? And what will it take to turn the situation around? Some thoughts from two people who are passionate about this struggle. One is novelist Allan Stratton. He's the author of "Chanda's Secrets", a story about a 16-year-old girl trying to come to terms with AIDS in her family. Our other guest comes to us all the way from Botswana. Matchediso Fologang is the district council chairman of the southeast district of Botswana, Africa. My next guest has accomplished much in her life and has spent her career inspiring others to do the same. When she's not tending to the health of young people, she's busy guiding them on the path to success in life. Dr. Miriam Rossi is an Adolescent Medicine Specialist at the Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Pediatrics, at U of T's Faculty of Medicine. And she's our next X-Factor profile.
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