This month, the world commemorated the world AIDS day and according to the United Nations Program for HIV/Aids – UNAIDS and world health organization ‘WHO’ report, people living with HIV/Aids are 33.2million globally.
It’s in this context that every one should come together and combat Aids that has a growing figure especially among the children of Rwanda.
But, Rwanda has registered its successful data in combating this health issue by 3% according to ministry of health.
However, we should all know that Rwandan children living with HIV/Aids got it through several causes like Genocide and are at the same time orphans of one or both parents.
In most cases, these troubled children face this health issue entire out of either their parents fault or other sudden catastrophes.
Last month, Medicines sans Frontiers ‘MSF’ or doctors without boarders called journalists at Kimironko health center where this project is helping about two hundred children living with HIV/Aids.
Losing a parent is terrible thing for any child, but children living in developing countries especially Rwanda who lose parents to Aids face unthinkable hardships.
At Kimironko health center, The New Times discovered that generally these young children were a bit happy and busy playing games.
Not only have these children watched their parents die, but also have stigma for being associated with HIV/Aids and that’s why MSF provide them psycho-morals.
In Africa, you find a growing number of helpless children facing a cycle of abuse, neglect, stigmatization, malnutrition, poverty and disease.
But, in addition to the impact of HIV/Aids as a health issue, in developing countries the consequences go much further. Children orphaned by Aids have had less chance of gaining an education and getting access to healthcare.
Their poverty and vulnerability to exploitation also significantly increases their likelihood of contracting HIV themselves.
With your support, we can plan and combat this disease and its effects through education, prevention, counseling and healthcare as well as providing children who have lost family members with the support they need to survive on a daily basis, complete their education and create a better future for them.
Thanks MSF for having uplifted children living with HIV/Aids in Kimironko and Kinyinya health centers through psycho-social assistance, providing antiretroviral drugs and other development needs.