Here I Am Campaign Ambassadors are people from the grassroots who are directly affected or infected by AIDS, TB or malaria. Thoko Phiri leads Malawi Towards the three zeros: Zero new HIV infections, zero HIV related deaths and zero stigma and discrimination.
While we have made historic progress against AIDS over the last 30 years, unless we get smart about increasing investments and leveraging the opportunities these studies provide we stand to lose previous gains.
Two questions burn in the hearts of every HIV-positive expecting mother: Will I live to see my
child grow up? And will the baby be born free from HIV? Today, for more and more women, the
answer is "yes."
In developing countries, a woman dies from complications of pregnancy or childbirth every 90 seconds, a person is infected with AIDS every 12 seconds and a child dies every four seconds. The call to action is urgent.
When the US, the UK, or the Global Fund support NGOs to take on AIDS education, the contracts should be two-way agreements; you do the HIV prevention, and we watch your back and help protect you from those who might be angered.