Today AIDS is the leading cause of death in Africa, and the fourth worldwide. Since the start of the epidemic, HIV has infected more than 60 million men, women and children and AIDS has cost the lives of nearly 20 million adults and children to date. In 2009, 370,000 children became newly infected with HIV globally and an estimated 42,000—60,000 pregnant women died because of HIV (World Health Organisation). Despite the intense international response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, HIV continues to spread, causing more than 14,000 new infections every day, 95% of these are in the developing world.
Meet Mary and find out how Action in the Community Environment (ACE) provided her with the urgent medical attention she needed and helped her to become a strong confident member of her community.
Meet Sesilia and read about the work Mkombozi are doing to help children who suffer due to losing their parent through HIV.