From July 18 – July 27 2012, civil society, Organizations, Nations, people working on HIV?AIDS as well as those supporting People affected or infected by HIV/AIDS gathered at the Carrington Conference Center in Washington DC, USA for a Conference on Turning the Tide Together on AIDS.
Irene Menakaya School proprietor was among the more than two thousand Volunteers who made the conference a great success. Turning the Tide Together showed much concerns on Children and HIV/AIDS. From the numerous conferences held on children Dr. Priscilla Atwani Idele of UNICEF informed that Children are without a voice or platform and are among the most vulnerable. Children depend on their caretakers for all their health and development needs – including HIV care and treatment for themselves and for their mothers.
It is important to improve the outcomes for all children. To do so, means making special efforts to reach those children most in need. By focusing on the most disadvantaged – children marginalized by poverty, geography, stigma and other factors – it is possible to speed up our progress toward global development goals. “Sometimes we remember that children are left without parents, but we don’t really think about the impact that AIDS has on children as another group.” – Whoopi Goldberg