The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is ‘Universal Access and Human Rights’. Although universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care is a human right, across the world 9.4 million people are still in need of life-saving antiretroviral treatment. Watch this video from Avert, the international HIV&AIDS Charity, explaining why universal access is the key to ending the global AIDS epidemic
The epidemic has heavily affected children. In Malawi alone, over half a million children have been orphaned due to AIDS. Thousands are forced to take jobs at an early age and live on the street without any family guidance. A village community, however, will often care for a hundred of these orphaned and vulnerable children.
Volunteer on the Malawi Orphans & Community project and help these communities support orphaned and vulnerable children, by improving the communities’ care, education and health infrastructure and working with youth groups.