Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. But African countries need to work on sustainable ways to ensure the treatment programmes are not entirely dependent on foreign aid.
Under the Trump administration Africa is only likely to matter in the fight against terrorism and in providing American companies with economic opportunities.
All recent Republican presidents have cut off foreign aid tied to abortion. Trump's expansive version of those restrictions endangers billions slated for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
The proposed foreign aid cuts by US President Donald Trump will have a devastating impact on healthcare in Africa.
The call to action to address childhood vulnerability in Africa must go far beyond the 17.8 million children infected and affected by HIV.