The southern African nation of Swaziland has the world’s highest rate of HIV infection, and nearly half of its children are orphans or living in otherwise vulnerable circumstances. An innovative UNICEF-supported program is caring for these children at nearly 1,500 community-based centers known as Neighborhood Care Points.
Learn about HIV/AIDS orphans who now live with their grandmother, and who receive support from the government in order to maintain their livelihood.
Watch a video about secondary school children in Georgia who participated in a UNICEF program aimed to reduce disaster risk in an area that recently suffered from severe flooding.
One of UNICEF's key aims is to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother to child. This video highlights ways in which UNICEF is working to achieve this goal in Mozambique.
Watch a video a teenager in Botswana who is HIV positive. She is one of 600 teenagers receiving treatment for HIV at a local UNICEF health clinic.
Learn about a young woman in Haiti, who is pregnant and HIV positive. UNICEF is working to help the transmission of HIV to her child.
Irina is 21 years old, and is HIV positive. Irina is an advocate for youth living with HIV/AIDS. Irina aims to educate others in Ukraine about how to prevent transmission. Ukraine currently has the highest rate of HIV transmission in all of Europe.
Nakwan is 20 years old. She lost her father to HIV/AIDS and her mother is HIV positive. Nakwan works to integrate HIV/AIDS orphans into society through education and also works to raise awareness about how to reduce transmission rates in Thailand.
Listen to the story of a teenager in Tamil Nadu India. His father died from AIDS-related causes and his mother is HIV positive. Ragurawaran works as a youth educator in his community, and aims to educate his peers and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.
UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke talks to Ms Elina Lehtomaki, Researcher at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland and a pioneer in the field of inclusive education.