Madagascar has an adult prevalent rate of 1.7 according to UNICEF. There are about 30,000 orphans as a result of HIV/AIDS which is 3% of all orphans. Every day five babies are born HIV positive. Children make up about 50% of the population. So although the situation on the island is not as bad as in the rest of Africa, the potential for the HIV/AIDS epidemic to grow is high.


SOS Children has been working in Madagascar since 1986 and over the years has developed community outreach programmes through eight social centres that focus on childcare and three medical centres that provide out patient care.

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