Today, as we mark World AIDS Day, I wanted to share something that isn’t often said – good news about real, tangible, life-saving progress. Today, 6,500 fewer children will die of diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria or pneumonia than just 5 years ago.
It’s staggering to me that with the right support we can make such a big difference and it goes to show what can be achieved when people call for governments to act. However there is more to do—in fact, despite these amazing advances, over 1,000 children are born every day with HIV. It’s a heart breaking fact, yet what makes it even harder to swallow is that this can easily be prevented through a simple treatment given to women during pregnancy.
Check out the short video, made with the help of Alicia Keyes, and please pass on to any friends you might have that are parents, and share through social networks:
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