Stephen Lewis discusses Disease and Climate Change in Africa as a part of the Healing the Globe segment during the 2008 Chautauqua Institution morning lecture series.
Dr. Nils Daulaire is president and CEO of the Global Health Council, the world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to advancing policies and programs that improve health around the world.
Stephen Lewis is a professor in Global Health, faculty of Social Sciences, at McMaster University and is co-director of AIDS-Free World, a new international AIDS advocacy organization. He is also the chair of the board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation in Canada.
Lewis was previously the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa from June 2001 until the end of 2006. From 1995 to 1999, Lewis was deputy executive director of UNICEF at the organization's global headquarters in New York. From 1984 through 1988, Lewis was Canada's ambassador to the United Nations. Lewis holds twenty-five honorary degrees from Canadian universities and is a companion of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest honor for lifetime achievement.
AIDS-Free World co-founder and professor of Public Health Stephen Lewis explains the scientific advancements in treating and preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. He then challenges, "how is it that the life of an African child is worth so much less than the life of an American child?"
AIDS-Free World co-founder and professor of Public Health Stephen Lewis discusses male circumcision in Africa, which decreases the AIDS infection rate in men by up to sixty percent. Circumcision is on the rise in countries such as Rwanda, Zambia, and Swaziland.
AIDS-Free World co-founder and professor of Public Health Stephen Lewis commends the leadership of such celebrities as Bono, George Clooney, and Madonna on the charity work each has done with the fight against AIDs.