Aids Orphans in Uganda


In Uganda, the incidence of HIV is just over 4% of the adult population. There were nearly 1 million orphans as a result of HIV/AIDS, that is 50% of all orphans. It is estimated that every year 14,000 children die as a result of HIV/AIDS and that every day 40 children are infected.

SOS Children works with the Ministry of Health and with UNICEF at the SOS Medical Centre, Kakiri to give training and raise awareness to prevent, in particular, mother to child transmission. Also in Kakiri the school runs awareness programmes. In Gulu, the SOS Social Centre provides community support through voluntary counselling and testing and information on preventing mother to child transmission.

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