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Thursday, December 02, 2004

AIDS: Women and Children

Did you know that seventeen million women worldwide are currently infected with AIDS? Or that nearly 13 million children in sub-Saharan Africa have been orphaned by this merciless killer? December 1 was the 17th annual World AIDS Day--a day such international groups as the World Health Organization and Unicef devote to raising global awareness. What kind of action is being taken to address this tragedy? Numerous organizations, large and small, are attempting to tackle the problem. Examples include, an international HIV and AIDS charity headquartered in the UK, with programs in Africa, Asia, and other places around the globe. The Worldwide Orphans Foundation, a more grassroots group that works out of New York, sends medical students to live in orphanages in Africa and runs a treatment center for children with AIDS in Ethiopia, among other programs.

To find more information online, take a look at Apathy Is Lethal, a site sponsored by the United Nations.


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