Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In Appreciation of World AIDS Day...

AIDS: Devastating the World, One Child at a Time

Of the more than 33 million people worldwide living with HIV and AIDS worldwide, more than 2 million of them are children. In Africa alone, more than 14 million children are AIDS orphans, devasted by the loss of one of more parent from the disease.

What have you done to help?

Approximately 62 percent of children under the age of 15 living with HIV and AIDS do not receive live-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART) worldwide, according to Unite for Children, a program organized by UNICEF. This staggering statistic highlights the crux of the struggle against AIDS and our failure in addressing the needs of this pandemic’s most disenfranchised victims.

Content Source: Bukisa - AIDS: Devastating the World, One Child at a Time

4 comments:

  1. This is so sad... it's awful that children (and adults) suffer so much and get so little care.
    You seem very proactive in helping others, that's incredibly rare in people nowadays.
    Thanks for following my blog :)

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  2. Samantha,
    I looked at your other blog too. You are amazing. I would like to say that I am so proud of you and what you do. Thanks

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  3. Thank you both for your comments and support. We all have challenges and appreciate both of your blogs for the beauty and insights that you share.

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  4. You might find Elizabeth Pizani's book -The Wisdom of Whores:Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of Aids- interesting. She's an epidemiologist and writes a great deal about AIDS and HIV in Africa.

    Very good post, by the way!

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