AIDS/HIV in Africa

By: Kayla Smith

Imagine being a young child and losing one or both parents to AIDS

"Anastazia is a 16-year-old girl who came to SAC at nine years of age. Unfortunately, both her parents died of AIDS after many years of Anastazia helping her grandmother care for them. The girl's grandmother could not afford food or schooling for Anastazia, so she contacted the Hope School who agreed to take Anastazia into the orphanage. Although she continued to visit her grandmother regularly, Anastazia lived at the orphanage, finished her schooling, and went on to vocational training in tailoring. She is currently living in Dar es Salaam while enrolled in vocational studies. Upon graduation, she will be well equipped to live a productive and enjoyable life"(Southern Africa's Children).


"As of 2009, there were some 10 million in countries like Nigeria, Uganda, and South Africa. In Tanzania alone, there are about 1.3 million AIDS orphans" (Southern Africa's Children).


Slave Trade and Colonization

The amount of people with HIV/AIDS increased after colonization. "Researchers believe that while European powers took over Africa and Asia from the 1880s to the 1920s the HIV virus gradually spread through the trade and disease routes"(Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson).
Another cause is that it doesn't get enough political attention, which is another reason people may lack the knowledge of this disease.The poor educations lack the knowledge of aids. Poverty is another main factor in the cause of aids most Africans can't afford to get a vaccine.


AIDS/HIV The AIDS epidemic has killed an estimated 30 million people worldwide since 1981 (AIDS/HIV)


Impacts and effects

Effects on economy:

Poverty and the cost of AIDS drugs prevents people who already have aids to get it treated

Low life expectancy

Less workers

Less population

Less money


Social effects:

Bad education

Many orphaned children

Death

Low literacy rates

Less jobs


"Orphaned children; nearly 12 million children in sub-Saharan Africa had lost at least one parent to HIV/AIDS by 2008."(AIDS/HIV)


What's being done to help Africa?

The United States pledged $4 billion to the Global fund to fight AIDS. "The United States, the leading contributor, pledged $4 billion over three years, a 38 percent increase in support to the Global Fund"(AIDS/HIV)



How can you help?

The number of children orphaned by AIDS continues to grow in Africa. In Tanzania Southern Africa's Children is doing everything they can, yet they are in need of funding to continue purchasing textbooks, school supplies, and the food and clothing necessary to keep Hope School alive. You can help by donating money.



Africa needs you

AIDS/HIV The AIDS epidemic has killed an estimated 30 million people worldwide since 1981 (AIDS/HIV)


"Orphaned children; nearly 12 million children in sub-Saharan Africa had lost at least one parent to HIV/AIDS by 2008."(AIDS/HIV)


The number of orphaned children by AIDS is still growing Africa needs you to help!



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