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World AIDS Day: Unite for Children

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Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve the prospects for survival of newborn babies exposed to HIV, according to a report released today by four United Nations agencies.

The report, Children and AIDS: Third Stocktaking Report is the third review of progress on how AIDS affects children and young people since Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS was launched in October 2005 by UNICEF, UNAIDS and other partners with a commitment to be accountable for results.

Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS is a call to action around the impact of HIV and AIDS on children. It focuses on the needs of children in four key areas, known as the “Four Ps”: preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, providing paediatric treatment for children infected with the virus, preventing new infections among adolescents and young people, and protecting and supporting children affected by HIV and AIDS.

To learn more about UNICEF’s work against HIV/AIDS, click here. And in honor of World AIDS Day, please consider making an online donation in support of this work by clicking here.

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Attitudes and HIV

Even after working on child survival issues for over a year, I still find myself occasionally forgetting that my old assumptions about HIV and AIDS are false. These are not

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Key Club International Trick-or-Treats for UNICEF

— We’re proud of our many Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF partners, and our partnership with Key Club International is one for which we are especially grateful, as Key Clubbers last year raised over $750,000 in support of the Swazi Children Care Project through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF and plan to raise more this fall.

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UNICEF’s commitment to Zambia’s children

Casey Marsh is part of a delegation of U.S. Fund for UNICEF staff and supporters currently visiting UNICEF’s country programs in Zambia. She has been reporting on her experiences from the field this past week.

The final few days of our trip to Zambia have been incredible. On Thursday morning, our group flew from Lusaka to Ndola. As we wondered why we were delayed for about an hour, the crew announced that their vehicle had run out of gas on the way to the airport. It is a different world.

Our first stop was the Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital in Ndola. This is only one of two children’s hospitals in the entire country, and there is only one pediatric doctor on staff. That day, he was out of town for meetings, so there were none.


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“Talking Walls” in Zambia


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Hope for Zambia, despite challenges


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