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Charity calls on governments to give 10% of funding to people orphaned by AIDS

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 24 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:912
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

A Swiss charity that campaigns on behalf of people orphaned by AIDS has launched a campaign to persuade governments around the world to devote 10% of the money they spend on the disease to help the children left vulnerable in the wake of the epidemic.

The Association François-Xavier Bagnoud, which established an annual world AIDS orphans day in 2002, claims that fewer than one in 10 orphans receives support from anyone outside their family.

Figures from Unicef show that more than 15 million children worldwide have lost one or both parents to AIDS. By 2010 the …

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