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HIV/AIDS

An estimated 40.3 million people, up from 37.5 million in 2003, are living with HIV globally. More than 3 million people died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2005; of these, more than 500,000 were children. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

UMCOR NGO is working to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS through its public health and health care provision programs. Educating populations about the risks of HIV/AIDS through community trainers helps disseminate information to those who are most at risk for contracting this deadly disease. UMCOR NGO also promotes HIV/AIDS awareness through public service announcements and posters where appropriate. Additionally, UMCOR is increasing access to testing and treatment for HIV/AIDS and other infections often found concurrently with the disease.