Save the Children provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable children in South Africa orphaned through parents with HIV/AIDS. Photo Credit Adam Hinton 2011.

Save the Children provides practical and emotional support to vulnerable children in South Africa orphaned by parents with HIV/AIDS.


It's estimated that 37 million people are living with AIDS — approximately 1 in 200 people in the world today, including more than 2.6 million children under age 15. That's why Save the Children has prevention programs to stop the spread of AIDS and protection programs to help children who have been orphaned or are vulnerable due to the infection. In 2014, we helped 11.8 million children with HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

A growing body of evidence demonstrates how children living with or affected by HIV and AIDS are especially vulnerable to issues of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Save the Children works to prevent the spread of HIV and ensure children affected by AIDS get the help they need. With the support of donors and partners, we help communities to care for sick and vulnerable children, as well as provide education, emotional support, nutritious food and much more.

Save the Children envisions a world where children and families can live free of HIV infection and in which families that are affected by HIV and AIDS can live positively and productively without stigma and discrimination.

Drawing on our global experience, Save the Children supports hundreds of thousands of children and young people at risk for, and affected by, HIV. Save the Children takes a comprehensive approach in addressing HIV and AIDS, focusing on orphans and other vulnerable children; young people most at risk to the epidemic; and efforts to combat pediatric AIDS including mother-to-child transmission prevention programs.

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