December 1st, is World Aids Day. On this day, and every day this year, 1000 children will be born infected with HIV.
A coalition of organisations including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the Gates Foundation and the ONE Foundation are undertaking a campaign to scale up ‘prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV’ (PMTCT) services to ensure that no child is born with HIV by 2015.
The UK is among the top 20 richest countries in the world. In 2009 we gave 0.56% of our GDP to international aid, and this support to the poorest countries has been doing great things – saving millions of lives and improving livelihoods, including through funding PMTCT services.
This month we will be using the good news in the fight against mother to child transmission to put out some "Good News" stories that showcase how Aid can be a powerful force for good.
Our expert guest this month is Alexander Woolcombe from ONE.