HIV/AIDS in Africa
It is well-known that HIV & AIDS are most prevalent in Africa, specifically sub-Saharan Africa, but Uganda has the highest percentage of AIDS orphans in the world. Of the 32 million people living in Uganda, there are an estimated 2.4 million AIDS orphans. This represents an overwhelming 7.5% of the population. Amid the death and devastation that this disease has caused over the last 30 years, Uganda has been fighting with determination to wipe out AIDS, not only in their country, but on their continent and around the globe. The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project will continue to do the hard work of lessening the devastating effects AIDS continues to have on our children and their community.
The links below provide more detailed information about AIDS in Africa and Uganda.
The AIDS Pandemic
UNAID.org - 2008 Global Report on the AIDS pandemic. Download report.
HIV/AIDS in Africa
AidsinAfrica.net - This site has information on HIV/AIDS in Africa. It uses visual aids such as dynamic maps and charts to make challenging content, easier to understand. Visit site.
Avert - Sub-Saharan Africa is more heavily affected by HIV and AIDS than any other region of the world. An estimated 22.4 million people are living with HIV in the region - around two thirds of the global total. Read more.
Wikipedia - See predicted outcomes for sub-Saharan Africa to the year 2025. These range from a plateau and eventual decline in deaths beginning around 2012 to a catastrophic continual growth in the death rate with potentially 90 million cases of infection. Read more.
Time.com - A story about AIDS in Africa. Look at the pictures. Read the words. And then try not to care. View photographs.
The WORLD BANK - Agenda for Action is the result of an extensive process involving more than 30 African partner countries and a wide range of external partners, including U.N. agencies, research institutes, youth, government agencies, people living with HIV/AIDS, and community, faith-based, and civil society organizations. Read more.
HIV/AIDS in Uganda
UNAIDS.com - Progress towards Universal Access and The Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Read report.
Avert - Thanks to organizations like Nyaka, Uganda is often held up as a model for Africa in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Strong government leadership, broad-based partnerships and effective public education campaigns all contributed to a decline in the number of people living with HIV and AIDS in the 1990s. Read more.
The Orphans’ Plight
Christian Science Monitor - South Africa AIDS Orphans Overwhelm Social Work Services. Lora Doman has 450 cases to keep track of: a daunting challenge typical among those in social work services providing care and protection of South Africa AIDS orphans. Read more.
United Nations - AIDS Orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Looming Threat to Future Generations. This features the long-term impact on African societies of some 11 million AIDS orphans in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more.
How to Get Involved
Donate to Nyaka - Your donation of any amount will help us continue to break the cycle of poverty for AIDS Orphans. Donate now.
Visit Network for Good - Get related information about organizations working to provide relief to AIDS orphans and the their families. Read more.