HIV/AIDS

HIV / AIDS and children

UNITE FOR CHILDREN UNITE AGAINST AIDS

What parliamentarians can do about HIV/AIDS

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2006-2008

 

Rapid scale-up of PMTCT programme increases the chances of survival for children born to mothers living with HIV
CHIBUTO DISTRICT, Gaza Province (Mozambique), 2008 – Until about two years ago, there was very little hope for babies born to mothers living with HIV in the town of Malahice. Lack of adequate maternal and neonatal health services in this remote rural area meant that many children died needlessly within their first months of life.

Children show the impact of AIDS on their lives through photography
Maputo, July 2008 – Twenty three children took to the streets of Maputo with cameras in hands last year to document their lives and their communities.

HIV-positive mothers and children affected by HIV and AIDS receive care and support at PMTCT sites
Xai-Xai, Gaza Province, April 2008 – Like any other Wednesday morning, 30 year old Telzira has come to the Health Centre in Xai-Xai city with her 8 month old daughter. She has brought her for the Consultation for Children at Risk.

Young people learn to protect themselves against HIV in the classroom
Maputo, 22 February 2008 – Every week, activists from Kindlimuka – an association of people living with HIV – visit primary schools in Maputo to discuss with students ways they can protect themselves against HIV.

Encouraging progress for children affected by AIDS in Mozambique
Maputo, November 2007 – Encouraging progress has been made in providing treatment, care and support to children affected by AIDS in Mozambique since the launch of the ‘Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS’ campaign two years ago.

Mozambique’s First Lady visits programmes responding to the impact of HIV and AIDS on children
Maputo, 28 September 2007- Mozambique’s First Lady, Maria da Luz Dai Guebuza, Patroness of the campaign “Unite for Children. Unite against AIDS” in Mozambique, visited Xai-Xai and Chókwè on 27 and 28 September.

Young people take the lead on issues that affect their health
Maputo, September 2007- It was after midday when Nelson Cumbe burst into the Alto Maé Health Centre. He had come from his secondary school and was still wearing his school uniform.

Providing youth-friendly health services
Maputo 1 June 2007- As part of its visit to Mozambique, a delegation of the United States Fund for UNICEF had the opportunity this week to witness the commitment of young Mozambicans in the response to HIV and AIDS.

Daniela Poggi documents the work of community theatre
Maputo, 20 January 2006 – As part of the production of a short documentary on social theatre, actress Daniela Poggi visited Mozambique over the past two weeks to film and learn about the work of local theatre groups in supporting development.

Report highlights challenges and progress in global response to Children and AIDS
Maputo, 18 January 2007- One year after the launch of the Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign, the global response to protect and support AIDS-affected children is still insufficient. But in important ways, that is beginning to change.

World AIDS Day: Stop AIDS, Keep the Promise
Maputo, 1 December 2006- Every year on December 1, people around the world unite to mark World AIDS Day. Stop AIDS/Keep the Promise is the theme chosen this year to call our attention to the need for accountability in the response to HIV and AIDS.

Africa’s Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations
Maputo, 30 August 2006- The report Africa's Orphaned and Vulnerable Generations: Children affected by AIDS, which was released at the International AIDS conference in August 2006, shows how AIDS continues to affect children disproportionately.

Mozambique unites against AIDS at Toronto conference
Maputo, 16 August 2006 - More than 30 Mozambican participants are attending the XVI International AIDS Conference this week in Toronto, Canada. An estimated 24,000 people from 170 countries are participating in the event, from 13-18 August 2006.

African journalists discuss news coverage of HIV and AIDS
Maputo, 3 May 2006- Several journalists from Portuguese speaking countries of Africa, in addition to Portugal and Brazil, met in Namaacha, 80 kilometers from the capital of Mozambique, to attend a workshop on news coverage of HIV and AIDS.

HIV-affected children meet leaders
MAPUTO, April 2006 – Three rows of bright-faced young school girls, with a couple of awkward-looking boys in between, stood eagerly waiting at the entrance of Escola 7 de Setembro in Maputo, each holding a yellow rose wrapped in cellophane.

 

 
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