AIDS Makes 87,000 Orphans in Mozambique
August 4, 2005
At a recent meeting in Mozambique's central province of Manica, the country's National Statistics Institute (INE) reported that approximately 87,000 of the nation's children are AIDS orphans. INE delegate Amelia Nakhare said nearly 70,000 Mozambicans of different ages, mainly adults, had died of AIDS-related causes by 2002. Most orphans (58,000) are in the central part of the country with 21,000 in the south and 8,000 in the north. AIDS deaths and HIV/AIDS prevalence rates also vary by region: 44,000 deaths and 16.7 percent prevalence in central Mozambique; 17,900 deaths and 14.8 percent prevalence in the south; and 6,600 deaths and 8.4 prevalence in the north.
Xinhua News Agency
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.