Unless rich nations step up efforts to curb AIDS, the U.N. estimates that the disease will kill 70 million people over the next 20 years. 95% of all people with AIDS or HIV live in developing nations, with the countries of sub-Saharan Africa particularly hard-hit. An estimated 15 million children under age 15 have lost their mothers or both parents as a result of AIDS. See articles.
Some of our projects that support AIDS care
The Power of Love Foundation (POL) is a California-based non-profit organization whose mission is "to turn back the tide of the global AIDS epidemic through innovative community responses that increase the effectiveness of prevention and care efforts." Its efforts are anchored in the belief that the battle against the AIDS epidemic, the greatest humanitarian crisis in the history of man, can be won.
In South Africa, half of all new HIV-AIDS infections is amongst teenagers. As a part of the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the country, staff of Namenyi Project Hope (formerly "Matumaini Project Hope") holds AIDS awareness seminars for the students of many rural area schools around Durban.
Family Care Goa hosts regular meetings with PLWAs (People Living With HIV-AIDS) to help them develop a positive outlook on life and a healthy self-esteem. Family Care Goa also seeks to find employment and housing for PLWA, as well as sponsorship for their children. Where necessary, they provide spiritual strength for patients in their terminal stages, allowing them to die with dignity.
In 2005 MFS focused its efforts on establishing the “Urafiki” or “Friendship” Center—a centrally-located facility providing basic food supplies, educational programs, vocational skills training and a warm and supportive environment for orphans and destitute families in the surrounding community.