The most viewed post on Saude e Vida so far has been a fascinating video on cholera. Yesterday I found this other video which is just as brilliant. It talks about a better future for girls in poor countries. A future without aids, without early marriage, without unwanted pregnancies. A future of education, good health, freedom and happiness. Have a look at the video and be inspired: let us build a more just world, one girl at a time!
Every year, on December 1st, the world stops and remembers the tragedy of HIV/AIDS, the millions of people lost to the disease, and the many who are fighting HIV/AIDS along with their families. In Mozambique HIV prevalence is 11.5%, which translates in approximately 1.4 million people living with HIV across the country. The disease hits predominantly young women living in cities and has a big toll on children too: 130,000 children age 0-14 suffer from the disease and four times as many are orphans due to AIDS. Data don’t tell a story of hope, but within the communities there are signs that a better future is possible: the HIV Positive Mothers Support Groups are one of these signs.