Kenya Conference to Examine Role of Elderly in Caring for AIDS Orphans
September 17, 2003
Health workers from across Africa and Britain are gathering Wednesday for a three-day conference in Nairobi to discuss older people's role in caring for HIV/AIDS-infected orphans. "The number of AIDS orphans is rising drastically as the pandemic continues to claim millions of young adults all over Africa," said HelpAge International, one of two organizations sponsoring the meeting. It said the meeting would try to identify ways to increase support to elderly people and others caring for HIV/AIDS orphans. Recent World Bank figures show that in Africa and Latin America, more than one in five orphaned children are living with their grandparents.Adapted from:
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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.