n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Enhancing PMTCT programmes through psychosocial support and empowerment of women : the mothers2mothers model of care : short report




In 2006, more than half a million children were newly infected with HIV, most from mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) in resource-limited countries. The global figures are staggering: every day, 1 400 children under the age of 15 die from AIDS-related illnesses. Of the 2.3 million children currently infected with HIV, most will die without treatment within the first 5 years of life - more than half before the age of 2. Even children not infected with HIV are affected by the epidemic: 15 million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS, and these children are more likely to experience poverty, homelessness and early death.


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