Health
 Zambia
Project #8864

Keep Zambian Mothers & Infants Healthy & HIV Free

by Firelight Foundation
Dec 5, 2011

Mansa's Progress - Three months

Thank you for helping us to reduce the transmission of HIV from mother to child. Fifteen gifts so far have totaled $1,100! Your support is deeply appreciated and critical to our mission.

The work of Mansa Network of People Living with AIDS continues, and we hope your support lasts. Please help us raise the additional $48,900 needed to reach our total Funding Goal of $50,000.

In October 2010, USAID reported that Zambia had one of the highest rates of pregnant women with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. About 15 percent of the population is HIV-positive; an estimated 80,000 women with the virus become pregnant every year. For these women, the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is significant. According to the World Health Organization, without treatment, up to 30 percent of babies born to HIV-positive women become infected during pregnancy and delivery, and an additional 5–20 percent may later become infected through breastfeeding.

You can continue to help our efforts by donating, or by forwarding this information to your friends, relatives, anyone you think may be interested in our goal to keep mothers and infants in Zambia HIV-free. Thank you!

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Firelight Foundation

Location: Santa Cruz, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.firelightfoundation.org/​index.php
Firelight Foundation
Project Leader:
Zanele Sibanda
Director of Programs
Santa Cruz, CA United States

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