By Matthew Mugweru
On Tuesday, February 2nd, the seventh grade Geography and Global Cultures class learned about sub-Saharan Africa. During this, Mr. Dominguez introduced the grade and others to Dr. Albert Manasyan; he works in Zambia trying to “figure out” the source of HIV and AIDS. In Zambia, this disease affects many, as well as the rest of Africa. Dr. Manasyan is from Armenia and went to school in the United States. He then moved to Zambia as a short project but has been there for over five years. He not only works to find cures for HIV and AIDS but also researches ways to prevent the virus as well as finding the reason for the disease. He also works in finding the cause of infant mortality in Zambia; this means a human being dies before turning one year old. He has instilled many programs in the Zambian community on how to stop it and says they have been very successful. He hopes that the program in the future will be even more productive and ultimately find a way to stop infant mortality rates in Zambia.