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Help UNICEF and Indian cricketers in their fight to eradicate the threat of HIV and AIDS



"I play cricket. I don’t give up easily because I get lots of support every time. But there are children out there, who have lost a father or mother due to AIDS.  They do need all the support to stay ahead in life.

“I care for these children. What about you"?

Rahul Dravid, former India captain & UNICEF supporter.

Help UNICEF and Indian cricketers in their fight to eradicate the threat of HIV and AIDS.

United in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Over twenty-five years into AIDS epidemic, children in its path remain at a grave risk.

Globally in 2007, an estimated 2.1 million children under 15 years old were living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and 290,000 children died of AIDS and 420,000 children were newly infected.

In addition, over 15 million children under 18 have lost one or both parents to AIDS.

Children affected by HIV and AIDS experience poverty, homelessness, discrimination and loss of opportunities in life. They are also more likely to die at a very young age.



Together we can, together we will

In India, thousands of children are affected by HIV/AIDS and this poses a grave challenge to the country’s future.

This illness, if not fought adequately, threatens to engulf the lives of children who are born in India every year to mothers who are HIV positive.

UNICEF has been working closely with Indian cricketers to fight HIV and AIDS on all fronts, to promote HIV/AIDS awareness among young people and empower them to take action to fight spread of this disease.

For this fight to be successful, we need your active support.

Help UNICEF and Indian cricketers in their fight to eradicate the threat of HIV and AIDS.

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A personal Message from Rahul Dravid

When UNICEF’s India office told me that one out of every ten children born in India dies before the age of five, I was moved and dismayed.  I never thought the situation was so grim.

Each one of those lost children might have grown to be a doctor, a teacher, an accountant or an engineer who could have helped to realise the unlimited potential of our nation.

I urge you to join me and thousands of caring and enlightened Indians in contributing to UNICEF’s fight against HIV/AIDS.

We owe no less to our children like Bholu, Phool and Ashima. Please don’t hesitate.

Send UNICEF your contribution – now!

Sincerely,

Rahul Dravid, former Indian captain and UNICEF supporter


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