Sunday, November 19th, 2017

UNICEF


UNICEF – Born free from HIV

For 60 years UNICEF has been the world’s leader for children, working on the ground in 156 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF helps children receive the support, health care and education they need to cope with the threats of childhood poverty – such as preventable disease or malnutrition – and grow up to become healthy adults.

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Enduro Africa is supporting UNICEF’s campaign, Unite for Children Unite Against AIDS, specifically preventing mother to baby transmission of HIV.

Every minute of every day, a baby is born with HIV, passed on by his or her mother during pregnancy, labour or upon delivery.

For babies with HIV in the world’s poorer countries being born with HIV is often tantamount to a death sentence. The harsh truth is that without treatment, half of all HIV-positive babies will not live long enough to see their second birthday; and a third will not even live beyond a year.

The good news is that we can prevent babies getting HIV from their mothers.
The Born Free from HIV phase of the campaign aims to ensure that all pregnant women with HIV receive the right medicine and care to prevent them passing HIV onto their baby. Given this medicine and care, the chance that a mother with HIV will pass the virus to her baby drops to less than 1 in 50.

By taking part in or supporting Enduro Africa you will be responsible for changing the fate of generations of children and helping to prevent the HIV/AIDS epidemic spreading even further.

For more information about the campaign please contact:

Alyrene Rosser, Fundraising Initiatives Officer, UNICEF UK
AlyreneR@unicef.org.uk

or Telephone 020 7312 7738

WWW.UNICEF.ORG.UK/BORNFREE