This week, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, on whose board I sit, reached an incredible milestone. We now have one million patients in care on the continent of Africa. That includes tens of thousands in Sierra Leone and Nigeria, two of the countries I visited in August 2023. All of our doctors and medical staff are to be lauded for such an accomplishment!
Despite the fact that sub-Saharan Africa contains only about 11 percent of the Earth’s population, the region is the world’s epicenter of HIV/AIDS. Of the global total of 34 million women and men living with HIV today, the vast majority—an estimated 23.5 million or 69 percent—live in Sub-Saharan Africa.
|Total PLHIV Clients Registered
I had hoped to visit our West African clinics when I was there, but my calendar never allowed me time to break away. I am humbled to be part of an organization doing so much in so many corners of our world. Learn more at www.aidshealth.org