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HIV and AIDS

According to the World Health Organization, 36.9 million people are living with AIDS, and an estimated 2 million people are newly infected with HIV every year.

The United States is committed to curbing the HIV epidemic by striving for an AIDS-free generation both in the U.S. and internationally, and World Education is part of that effort. World Education, in partnership with John Snow, Inc., created the JSI/World Education Center for HIV and AIDS in 2000. The Center plays an active role in addressing the prevention, treatment, and support needs of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, particularly those who are most vulnerable.

With more than 3.2 million children under age 15 living with HIV, World Education places a particular focus on working with orphans and other vulnerable children—and the groups that support them—and World Education is implementing programs in six African countries that address HIV, including through the DREAMS initiative in Mozambique, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The World Education approach to combating HIV is to work with individuals, communities, and organizations to support "getting to zero:" No new infections, no deaths, and no stigma.

With nearly three decades of work in HIV, both in the United States and internationally, the JSI/World Education Center for HIV and our partners work together to reduce new infections, increase access to treatment and care services, and address stigma and discrimination.
 

Featured Projects

View details: HIV Prevention Education in Secondary Schools

HIV Prevention Education in Secondary Schools

World Ed/Bantwana is supporting the launch of a national curriculum for HIV prevention, marking it the first government-supported national effort to provide HIV prevention information to secondary school students in Swaziland.

View details: Second Chance Education Program

Second Chance Education Program

The Second Chance Education Program in Zimbabwe helps out-of-school children catch up in school with an integrated package of academic skills, life skills, and case management support.

View details: Strengthening TB and HIV & AIDS Responses in East-Central Uganda (STAR-EC)

Strengthening TB and HIV & AIDS Responses in East-Central Uganda (STAR-EC)

As part of the STAR-EC consortium, the Bantwana Initiative increases referrals and strengthens networks to improve access to comprehensive TB, HIV, and AIDS services in East-Central Uganda.

 

Featured Resources

 

Features

View details: Ghana: Generating Hope through Education World Education Combats HIV & AIDS in Ghana

Ghana: Generating Hope through Education World Education Combats HIV & AIDS in Ghana

In Ghana's education sector, HIV infection rates are estimated to be at least double the national rate, dealing a critical blow to the school system.

View details: Using Soccer to Fight HIV

Using Soccer to Fight HIV

When Fortune's mother died, Fortune says that she was too young—at age six—to understand the loss.

View details: HIV Prevention Program Helps Struggling Family Get Back on Their Feet

HIV Prevention Program Helps Struggling Family Get Back on Their Feet

After her husband abandoned her several years ago, Joyce was left with no rights to the family's property and no financial support.