It is estimated that more than 1,000 babies continue to be born with HIV every day, many of them destined to die before age two if they do not receive the necessary medication.
Yet, we Believe In Zero AIDS. With your support and participation, it is achievable.
“Unite For Children . Unite Against AIDS” Global Campaign
Some 1,000 infants are infected with HIV every day. They contracted the deadly virus from their own mother. Ironically, the transmission of HIV from mother to child during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding is almost entirely preventable. “Unit for Children, Unite against AIDS” wants to make an AIDS–free generation a reality, when no child is newly infected with HIV.
If a mother is diagnosed in time as infected with HIV, and receives the right life-saving healthcare services and medical treatments, we can almost certainly ensure that her baby will be born free of the virus. This is the foundation of the AIDS-free generation we are targeting.
The safest way to prevent the infection of a baby is still to prevent the mother from being infected in the first place. Therefore, prevention among young people, with a special focus on girls, is the second key component of the campaign.
“Unite For Children Unite Against AIDS” Global Campaign has two key targets:
- Reduce new HIV infections among children by 90% and provide universal access to treatment for all children by 2015.
- Cut new adolescent infections in half by 2015 and provide universal access to treatment.
To learn more about “Unite For Children Unite Against AIDS” Global Campaign and UNICEF’s works in combating HIV/AIDS, please click here.