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Send 100 Orphans in Swaziland to School

 
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Summary

Swaziland has the world’s highest HIV and tuberculosis infection rate. This is why the Swiss Red Cross has a comprehensive Aids and tuberculosis program for mothers and children.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

1 in 4 sexually active adults in Swaziland suffers from HIV, and 80% of all tuberculosis patients are also infected with HIV. Each year, there are roughly 14,000 new tuberculosis cases diagnosed among the small population of around 1 million people. This fatal double epidemic of HIV & TB means that life expectancy has fallen to under 32 years. A whole generation is dying. Children are losing their parents and are left behind as orphans. They struggle for survival in a very difficult environment.

How will this project solve this problem?

We pay school fees for orphans and provide them with clothes and food. To help alleviate the suffering of AIDS and tuberculosis, patients are treated with antiretroviral drugs and provided with food.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Swiss Red Cross program seeks to reduce the prevalence of HIV and tuberculosis for people living in Swaziland, in particular mothers and children.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

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This project is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Isabelle Roos

Account Manager Corporate Partnerships
Berne, Switzerland

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