What are next steps or solutions that can be implemented in order to reach an acceptable conclusion to the issue of AIDS in Africa?

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readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a very important question. However, I doubt that we will see a conclusion to AIDS in Africa anytime soon. Let me give you a few statistics which will perhaps alarm you.

  • AIDS has already caused more than 25 million deaths in Africa.
  • In light of the first point, there are more than 15 million orphaned children.
  • Of the orphaned children in Africa, few than 10% of them get any help from the state. This means poverty and little hope for the future. 44 million children do not attend school in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • There are still many new infections of AIDS in Africa. Some estimate 7,400 new infections daily.
  • With the lack of parents, children often lead household and they have to unimaginable things to take care of their younger siblings.

In light of these points, we will need a strong emphasis on education and prevention. We also need to spend a lot of our energy and money on helping those who have been affected so tragically, namely the children. It is a problem and issue that we will have to deal with for many years to come.