Child Alert haiti UNICEF

HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS has had a devastating effect on Haiti's children and young people. More than 200,000 Haitian children have lost one or both parents to AIDS, yet only 20% know how to protect themselves from the virus. UNICEF works to educate children and young people about prevention and treatment in schools and child-friendly spaces. We support care for orphans and those made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, including programmes to reduce discrimination. We support health institutions to reduce the likelihood of HIV transmission from mother to child.