Plight of AIDS orphans overlooked - UN
Tuesday 27 September 2005
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AFRICA: Plight of AIDS orphans overlooked - UN

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JOHANNESBURG, 14 July (PLUSNEWS) - Between 2001 and 2003 some three million children worldwide lost one or both parents to AIDS-related illnesses, but UN and US officials say the plight of these orphans is being overlooked.

A focus on treatment and prevention of HIV in adults has left an "enormous gap" in funding for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, according to a joint report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), UNAIDS and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

The report, "Children On The Brink", estimated that US $10 billion a year would be needed to help HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children. In 2003 there were 15 million AIDS orphans globally.



Recent AFRICA Reports
Trials test efficacy of diaphragms in preventing HIV/AIDS,  26/Sep/05
Churchmen move towards disclosing their HIV-positive status,  23/Sep/05
IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 252, 23 September 2005,  23/Sep/05
Global Fund financing gets greater oversight,  19/Sep/05
New effort to ease community's HIV/AIDS woes,  16/Sep/05
Le portail d'informations générales de la Côte d’Ivoire
Sida Info Services
Le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le SIDA, la tuberculose et le paludisme
Le Réseau Afrique 2000

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