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Children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Zambia

Namposya Serpell

Children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Zambia

risk factors from premature parental death and policy implications

by Namposya Serpell

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Published .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Zambia.
    • Subjects:
    • Orphans -- Zambia.,
    • AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- Zambia.,
    • Child welfare -- Zambia.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Namposya Nampanya-Serpell.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV1351.5 .S47 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 206 p. :
      Number of Pages206
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL126718M
      LC Control Number99502127

      Methods: A 4‐year longitudinal follow‐up of AIDS‐orphaned children with control groups of other‐orphans and non‐orphans. children (M = years, 50% female, 98% isiXhosa‐speaking) were interviewed in and followed up in with 71% retention (49% female, M = years), in poor urban South African settlements. Children. Childhood is tough for Zambia's orphans. Zambia is one of the poorest, most AIDS-ravaged countries in the world. There are an overwhelming million orphans in a population of just 14 million. Many live in grandmother or child-headed households that scrape by on $1 a day. Education is universally recognized to be the key to lifting children.

      Almost 10% of children in Zambia are now orphans, and over half of them are orphaned due to HIV/AIDS.* On average, these children will live to be only 39 years old.** The toll of HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty on Zambia and other African countries is staggering, but there are many ways for individuals to make a difference and help. HIV/AIDS takes an enormous toll on Zambia. In Lusaka, around one quarter of the adult population are infected and there are tens of thousands of AIDS-related deaths each year. Mother-to-child transmission is a major route of infection, with more than 14 children infected nationally in , out of 80 newborns exposed.

      In children with HIV, common illnesses are often more serious, chronic or difficult to treat. Death rates are also high in children with HIV and AIDS. Estimates vary, but between 10 and 40 per cent of children with HIV in developing countries die before they are 12 months old. Between 50 and 75 per cent die before the age of five years. Photo: IRIN A Zimbabwean mother and daughter try to make a living by walking across the border to sell food in Zambia As a growing number of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS seek assistance from the state, South Africa’s social development department has begun drawing up a plan to address their needs.


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Children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Zambia by Namposya Serpell Download PDF EPUB FB2

HIV/AIDS is considered the deadliest epidemic in the 21st century. It is transmitted through sex, intravenous drug use and mother-to-child transmission.

Zambia is experiencing a generalized HIV/AIDS epidemic, with a national HIV prevalence rate of 17% among adults ages 15 to [citation needed] Per the Zambian census, the people affected by HIV/AIDS constituted 15% of the total. Inaro adults and 5, children became newly infected with HIV in Zambia.1 New infections are slowly decreasing - in47, adults and 8, children were newly infected with HIV.2 Overall, this equates to a 13% reduction in new infections since In the same year around million people in Zambia were living with HIV people died from an AIDS-related.

The Butterfly Tree, an all-volunteer organization, supports children, orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Zambia, by providing school fees, Children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Zambia book, books and improved education facilities.

Your donations make this ry: Charity > Theme > Education. Orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia: The impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on basic education for children at risk Article (PDF Available) in Educational Research 49(3) September.

The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Zimbabwe is among the highest in Africa, wherefore higher number of orphans and vulnerable children.

These children face enormous problems ranging from economic. Children of AIDS: Africa's Orphan Crisis by Emma Guest. Pluto Press, £20, pp ISBN 0 3. Rating: ★★★ Children of AIDS: Africa's Orphan Crisis is a collection of stories about children in South Africa, Zambia, and Uganda, whose parents have died from within different cultural contexts, the stories introduce the reader to the diversity and complexity of life across.

Eight out of every 10 children who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa. Between andthe proportion of orphans whose parents died from HIV/AIDS rose from per cent to 32 per cent. There are more than 34 million orphans in the region today, 11 million of them orphaned by HIV/AIDS   The nation faces several challenges, including more than million people living with HIV andchildren 17 and younger who were orphaned by AIDS.

The Zambian economy grew gradually over the past decade, but in the past two years, low copper prices and poor harvests related to El Niño weather patterns have negatively impacted the economy. HIV/AIDS, Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Cameroon.

The first AIDS cases were reported in Cameroon in and incases had been notified with a cumulative number of 8, [].Similarly the HIV prevalence in Cameroon has progressively risen from % in to % in [] and from 4% in [] to about 7% into 11% in [] and inthe national.

By lessening the impact of HIV and AIDS on children and families, communities are better positioned to work toward an AIDS-free generation. In Fiscal Yearover million orphans and vulnerable children and their families received care. This document is the second Situation Analysis of Zambia’s orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).

The first, published inwas a comprehensive analysis of the incidence, status and. New in Paperback* Advertising and mailing to development professionals* National radio campaign"This brave and moving book forces us to open our eyes to the full extent of the devastation that AIDS is causing in Africa.

Through the words of AIDS orphans and those struggling to cope with the flood of unwanted children, "Children of AIDS" serves as a wake-up call for the international.

CHILDREN ORPHANED BY AIDS Front-line responses from eastern and southern Africa Front cover: Maritas Shaba, with six of the nine grandchildren she has cared for since they were orphaned by AIDS, in the compound of her household in Malawi. Back cover: A brother and sister, who were orphaned by AIDS two years previously, in Lusaka,Zambia.

USAID and PEPFAR are supporting the Zambia Family (ZAMFAM) project to strengthen comprehensive, integrated service delivery and support to children living with, affected by, or vulnerable to HIV/AIDS (OVC) in the Lusaka, Copperbelt, Southern, and Central Provinces of Zambia. To inform that effort, Project SOAR conducted a benchmark survey among beneficiaries in the four provinces of.

Pastor Bill said there was need to realise the scope of problems Zambia was facing as a result of widows and orphaned children because of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. "I don't think the world has.

HIV‐infected children, AIDS‐orphaned children, and children with HIV‐infected parents may be deprived of opportunities that lead them to become economically productive adults (UNAIDS, ). In particular, HIV/AIDS may impede children's schooling, through childhood illness, orphanhood, and. Children affected by HIV in their families and communities face multiple risks to their health, education and psychosocial wellbeing.

Community interventions for children who have been orphaned or rendered vulnerable take many forms, including educational assistance, home-based care, legal protection and psychosocial support.

Among the most effective interventions for orphaned children, especially children affected by HIV/AIDS, are groups supplied to the children by NGOs (Loening-Voysey and Wilson, ).

Social service agencies tend to take long periods of time to help orphaned children (Pharoah et al., ), resulting in NGOs taking on most of the burden for. Innovative community-based orphan-care programs have been developed in several African countries, including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, and Tanzania.3, 4 A “succession planning” program in Uganda helps HIV-infected parents plan for their children's future by communicating openly with their children about HIV/AIDS, write wills, and compile.

Challenge. HIV/AIDS being the major challenges has made a great number of children orphans in Zambia. The impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic has become an issue of not only health, but of cross-sectional importance affecting orphans and vulnerable children.

The AIDS epidemic has orphaned millions of children.in Zambia, andin Zimbabwe. which is aggravated by the stigma so often associated with HIV/AIDS. • Many children .Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) is a term used to identify the most at-risk group among young people in contexts such as humanitarian aid and education in developing often used relating to countries in sub-Saharan Africa with a high number of AIDS orphans.

External links. Orphans and Vulnerable Children Defined It is modern day Zambia which has been hit by the full wrath and fury of HIV/AIDS. The groups that are arguably the most vulnerable and the most adversely affected by the epidemic are Zambia's.