Report predicts 20 million AIDS orphans in Africa by 2010

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1245
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    The number of children left as orphans because their parents have died from AIDS related diseases in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to almost double–to 20 million–over the next seven years and could account for as many as 12% of all the region's children, says a new Unicef report.

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    John, aged 9, whose parents died of AIDS related TB, sits with his grandmother Alim a Niymku at her home in Tanzania


    The report, Africa's Orphaned Generations, published this week, said that …

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