Glossary of terms

Here are some common acronyms and terms in the Divine Intervention project


By Victoria Kreha

AIDS is the leading cause of death in Tanzania, with women between 25 and 34 having the highest rate of HIV infection

Hope worldwide

By Alejandra Fernández Morera

Hope worldwide's income grew from less than $800,000 in 1991 to $39.9 million by the end of 2004

World Concern Development Organization

By Alejandra Fernández Morera

World Concern Development Organization uses government money to operate a program for children orphaned by AIDS

South Africa

By Victoria Kreha

A survey conducted by the South African Department of Health showed that 30 percent of pregnant women had HIV in 2005

Internews Network

By Devin Varsalona

Since the early 1990s, Internews has been working to develop autonomous media outlets and fair media laws in more than 70 countries


By Victoria Kreha

The first case of AIDS in Guyana was diagnosed in 1987. That same year, the HIV infection rate was 1.3 per 100,000 inhabitants


By Sheetal Doshi

Thailand spent $44 million in 1993 on efforts to curb the spread of AIDS

Food for the Hungry

By Marina Walker Guevara

HIV prevention was a side project for this nonprofit until it received an $8.3 million grant for abstinence programs in developing countries


By Marina Walker Guevara

The HIV epidemic in Ethiopia is widespread due to poverty, discrimination, and widespread commercial sex

Fatal error

By Sarah Fort

Once again, ideology trumps good science and public health policy as Bush's global AIDS plan ignores reality and endangers women's livesFa


By Victoria Kreha

Uganda had the first STD/AIDS program in sub-Saharan Africa, but its infection rate remains at 10.7 percent

Management Sciences for Health

By Victoria Kreha and Sarah Fort

Despite MSH's close relationship with USAID, it has sometimes spoken out against proposed U.S. government health policies


By Sheetal Doshi

India's central HIV/AIDS agency, there have been 124,995 officially reported cases of AIDS from 1986 to August 2006


By Victoria Kreha

Unlike many of the countries plagued by the epidemic, Vietnam has an adequate number of health workers

Save the children

By Alejandra Fernández Morera

The organization's HIV/AIDS program — "Scaling up HIV/AIDS interventions Through Expanded Partnerships" (STEPs) — began in Malawi


By Sarah Fort

Haiti has the highest number of HIV/AIDS cases in the Caribbean

The team


Meet the team behind Divine Intervention


By Victoria Kreha

As much as 20 percent of Zambia's children will be orphaned by AIDS by 2015

International Orthodox Christian Charities

By Alejandra Fernández Morera

A newcomer to the HIV/AIDS battle, International Orthodox Christian Charities stress the 'A' and 'B' of ABC message


By Victoria Kreha

HIV rates are declining in Kenya, but poverty remains one of the biggest barriers

Project funding


How the Divine Intervention project was funded

Abt Associates

By Devin Varsalona

For more than 20 years, Abt has been creating and analyzing HIV prevention, care and treatment solutions for federal clients like USAID


By Victoria Kreha

AIDS is the leading cause of death for adult Mozambicans and fifth for children under 5

World Vision International

By Devin Varsalona

The organization is known for providing access to clean water, food and education, and more recently has tackled HIV/AIDS relief


By Victoria Kreha

Widespread substance abuse in Namibia, among other factors, contributes to its HIV infection rate

Behind the Scenes: Questions, Lawsuits and, Eventually, Some Answers

By Marina Walker Guevara

State Department resisted handing over PEPFAR spending documents

No longer on staff

By Elspeth Reeve

Former government aides join state lobbying ranks

The Montenegro connection

By Leo Sisti

Love, tobacco, and the mafia

Tobacco settlement helps everyone but smokers

By John Dunbar

WASHINGTON, December 8, 2000 — Two years after cigarette makers reached a landmark settlement with the states over costs associated with tr