This project will supply 25 HIV+ children with daily life-saving medicine in Uganda for an entire year. HIV+ children throughout Sub-Saharan Africa desperately need medicine to combat opportunistic infections (pneumonia, thrush, tuberculosis, etc) and to keep full-blown AIDS at bay. With your support, 25 children will receive this medicine!
AIDS has killed more than 25 million people since 1981, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. We know that children who take anti-retroviral medicine live long, productive lives. But, where care and treatment are not available, studies suggest that 35% of infected children die in the first year of life, 50% by their second birthday, and 75% by their fifth birthday. Free medicine is only available to a small percentage of HIV+ children - we need to do more to help!
AFCA partners with the Pediatric Infectious Disease Center (PIDC) of Mulago Hospital to provide life-saving medicine to children throughout Uganda. PIDC works closely with over 71 small clinics throughout Uganda to care for children who've been infected by HIV. They provide counseling, medical care and medicine to these children. Finally, these children have a voice and together, we make sure they receive the medicine they need to live.
By caring for children, they have a chance to grow up healthy. By caring for their guardians, we keep children from becoming orphans. By providing HIV+ pregnant women with ARV's we give the baby a great chance of being born HIV free.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,711
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,289
Total Funding Goal: $9,000