In the wake of the strongest El Niño event ever recorded, severe drought is strongly affecting parts of Southern Africa, causing crops to fail and water sources to dry up. As a result, food shortages are ramping up precipitously and millions of people are food-insecure. It is a slow-motion public health emergency.

World AIDS Day is held on December 1 every year to show support for those living with HIV, commemorate the estimated 35 million who have died from HIV or AIDS and unite in the global fight against the disease.