The AIDS pandemic has devastated families, leaving children without the care and support they need to grow, survive, and thrive. UNICEF estimates that 16.5 million children have been orphaned due to HIV and AIDS.
This World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, families and health workers are celebrating that child HIV rates dropped 60 percent between 2009 and 2015 in 21 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This is great news because it shows efforts are working, says Gloria Ekpo, World Vision’s HIV and AIDS specialist.
As a former physician practicing in a busy maternity ward in a hospital in Africa, Gloria Ekpo has seen the devastation of HIV and AIDS up close. But she’s also seen progress. Learn how World Vision is working to leave no young woman behind and empower them toward an AIDS-free generation!
Gift Catalog goats and child sponsorship work together to provide a girl from Zambia with plenty of food, clean water, and an opportunity for education.
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