Ubuntu Africa is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of HIV-positive children in under-served communities in South Africa by establishing community-based programs that provide lifesaving health and support services. UBA is also committed to fostering an empowered attitude towards HIV/AIDS among young people worldwide and engaging them to participate in improving conditions for people affected by global health challenges.
What We Do
South Africa’s HIV/AIDS epidemic has had a devastating impact on children, many of whom are orphaned, living with HIV themselves, and vulnerable to becoming victims of abuse, neglect and bullying.
UNAIDS reports that there are 1.9 million AIDS orphans in South Africa (2010). An estimated 410,000 people under 15 years old were living with HIV in 2012 in South Africa, a figure that more than doubled since 2001, according to UN statistics.
Ubuntu Africa implements a unique and comprehensive model of care for HIV-positive children living in the challenging context of poverty. The program enables over 200 HIV-positive children to overcome multiple challenges that threaten their health and wellbeing by providing services and support in the following interrelated areas:
- Health and Nutrition Services
- Psycho Social Support
- HIV and Life Skills Education
- Community Engagement