A call to action for orphansLiving with AIDS – Programme 81

The Medical Research Council recently released a policy brief entitled, “Orphans of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic – the time to act is now”. In it, the MRC predicts that if nothing is done, deaths due to AIDS will peak in 2010, while the wave of children orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS will continue to increase, peaking in 2015 at around 1,85 million orphans. In this audio report, Sue Valentine hears from researchers in the field about what can be done.

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