The Children's AIDs Fund International serves families, children and orphans all over the world through HIV Care and Treatment and Prevention, helping Orphans and vulnerable children and much more. The Children's AIDs Fund has specific program focus' in Malawi, South Africa, Russia, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia. Get information about each Program Focus, Key Needs, and find ways that you can help.
Despite the amazing progress that scientific treatment and care programs have made in HIV/AIDS over the past 30 years, issues remain that we have yet to effectively address. Even now, with treatment programs scaled up around the world and experts heralding the dawn of an HIV-free generation, every day, more than 700 children will be infected with HIV and 500 children will die. Read more about the State of Children's HIV
Without your help many of the most needy and vulnerable children in the world will die. There is no end to the creative ways anyone – young or old – can help limit suffering of children and families impacted by HIV. CAFI’s work to change and save lives is supported by people like you. As you think about how you can be part of the global solution to HIV/AIDS, please consider some ways that you can help.
Just this week we learned that Tuberculosis (TB) was the leading cause of death among South African youth in 2013. Released on Monday, The Morbidity and Mortality Patterns Among the Youth of South Africa Report found that natural causes account for 70% of youth mortality, with TB and HIV topping the list of communicable diseases […]
One in eight people in the United States who have HIV don’t know it. That means they aren’t getting the medical care they need to stay healthy and avoid passing HIV to others. An estimated 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and that number grows by almost 50,000 every year. […]
Over the last several decades the Children’s AIDS Fund International has not only implemented HIV education, treatment and care projects, we have also supported HIV impacted children and their families more broadly, trying to meet comprehensive needs like education, nutrition, marketable skills, parenting education, microenterprise and more. We have given goats to impoverished grandparents raising […]
Recently I attended a reception promoting global solutions for a very worthy social issue at which several celebrities were speaking. Each had personal reasons for putting their imprimatur on the project, which were both interesting and compelling. But it struck me when one said, “We’ve already taken care of so many other things—like AIDS—it’s time […]
The overall global decline in new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths masks the realities of pockets of high prevalence in specific populations. According to a report just issued by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 15- to 24-year old adolescent girls and young women in eastern and southern Africa–infected at rates two to […]
In the last year 287,000 women around the world lost their lives from complications in pregnancy or childbirth. Because of today’s medical expertise and understanding of how to mitigate health challenges, all of these lives were needlessly lost. Today, an important book is released that discusses the critical issues of mother and child health in […]
Love. Caring. Affection. These are the cornerstones of relationships. And this is what we celebrate on Valentine’s Day. In the U.S. we give dinners out, cards, chocolate and flowers to show those we love how much we care. Thousands of HIV impacted children never feel love, caring or affection, much less on Valentine’s Day. Your […]
Unfortunately, it’s not a unique story. A grandmother caring for grandchildren after their parents have died from HIV/AIDS. But in this case, the grandmother had two sets of twins in her care. She had no income or means to provide shelter or food for the four children, much less pay for their school fees. There […]
Every week scores of children gather in Kampala, Uganda to learn drawing, film making, baseball and lacrosse. Each child is either HIV positive, HIV impacted, victims of domestic violence, or are victims of the long war in Northern Uganda. Whatever their background, all of the children have many needs. Children’s AIDS Fund International’s (CAFI) Ugandan […]
You can be a guardian angel to HIV-impacted and vulnerable girls like Joy. Joy lost her father to HIV/AIDS when she was 8 years old, and shortly after his death her mother started showing symptoms of a similar disease. At the time, Joy did not know that her mother was living with HIV and already […]