On this spinning globe, there are 3.3 million children living
with HIV right now. Today. 3.3 million children. 90% of them live
in sub-Saharan Africa. My work in Kenya focuses on how we can
improve medical care for HIV-infected children in Kenya and in the
world's other poorest places.
With the right combination of medicines, taken every single day,
children with HIV can not only survive, but thrive into adulthood.
It's my goal to help thousands of families meet that challenge. I
have the great privilege of working with the AMPATH partnership, a
collaboration between North American medical schools and a Kenyan
medical school that currently cares for over 150,000 people living
with HIV in western Kenya.
For these children and adults, the care that AMPATH provides
means life. I say that in all seriousness as a scientist and
myth-buster. Without the AMPATH program, thousands of lives would
be lost. If you want to learn more about what AMPATH is all about,
we have a great new program
video available with just one click.
If we are going to help the world's 3.3 million HIV-infected
children grow into the teachers and scientists and world-changers
of tomorrow, we need to make sure that they have access to HIV
medicines and that we address the long-term challenges of taking
Consider supporting AMPATH on this Giving Tuesday. You can help
families in poor places stay alive -- and you can help us learn how
to give more children more birthdays.