The Power of Education in Achieving an AIDS-free Generation

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The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) supports 5 million orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) to address the HIV-related risks they face throughout their lives. Access to education is critical to achieving an AIDS-free generation. Keeping children living with and affected by HIV in school strengthens their resiliency, provides an entry point for health services, including HIV/AIDS and gives them a sense of normalcy and stability in their lives.



Get the Facts:

18 million children have lost parents due to HIV

90% of those children live in Sub-Saharan Africa

20 countries in Africa receive PEPFAR support to help educate millions of HIV/AIDS-affected children and youth

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Investments in Education:

PEPFAR-supported programs have resulted in stronger curricula, safer schools, and expanded social safety nets for children and adolescents--especially for girls, who are at a signifiantly higher risk for HIV infection than their male counterparts.

Photo Gallery: PEPFAR, through USAID, Education Programs in Uganda


Stories, Fact Sheets and Resources:

The Power of a Grandmother's Love

Overview: Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Technical Guidance for OVC Programs

PEPFAR’s latest results: World AIDS Day 2013 Update

The PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation

Children in Adversity:

PEPFAR plays an integral role in the U.S. Action Plan for Children in Adversity. Learn more about how PEPFAR programs:

Strengthen Child Welfare and Protection Systems

Protect Children from Violence, Exploitation, Abuse and Neglect

Strengthen Families and Communities

Support Early Childhood Development



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