Surviving the Statistics

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A difficult and long overdue post.

Tanzania’s  population is dominated by young people and a vast percentage of those young people are orphans. One of the major causes of the high number of orphans is HIV/AIDS.

In 2012 Tanzania ranked 4th in the world in terms of the number of people who died from HIV/AIDS with 80,000 reported and diagnosed deaths. For ease of understanding good old blighty, United Kingdom ranked 58th with 1,000 deaths. Source.

Relevance to me, my life and therefore you, my faithful followers?

Laura Leaving 2014-04-22 079 (2) Two of the happy smiling kids faces here are HIV positive

You got it.

Tanzania has come a long way, nowadays there is a programme of treatment for those affected. PMTCT (prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV). But what we are left with today, are the youth of yesteryear (2 of whom are pictured above) who were born in the late nineties and…

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