HIV and AIDS

Save the Children’s programme has continued to advocate for a child rights based holistic approach in the provision of services to children infected and/or affected by HIV&AIDS. The programme focuses on identifying the root causes of the spread of HIV infection among children and on improving children’s access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education services and addressing the root causes of vulnerability to HIV infection among children as well as mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS on children. This is achieved through strengthening the capacity of Civil Society Organization, government counterparts as well as community structures which support infected and affected children. Through these partnerships Save the Children creates children’s access to improved referral mechanisms to social services with focus on nutrition, education, health and other social services within communities.