HIV/AIDS in Africa
According to UNAIDS, an estimated 1.9 million people were newly infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa in 2007, bringing the number of people living with HIV in that region to 22 million .
Two thirds of the global total of 32.9 million people with HIV live in this region, and three quarters of all AIDS deaths in 2007 occurred there.
How does education fight AIDS in Africa?
In order to achieve our goals, EFA International implements activities in three different programmatic and geographic domains within sub-Saharan Africa:
- the youth empowerment network in the Far North Region of Cameroon;
- the Child Support Center empowerment program in Kigali, Rwanda; and
- Cultural Exchange and Service-Learning programs designed for Americans interested in learning more about HIV in Africa and strategies to mitigate its impact.