HIV/AIDS has left South Africa with a population of millions of orphaned and vulnerable children. An estimated 1.9 million children in South Africa have lost one or both parents to AIDS related illnesses; approximately half the country’s orphans have lost their parents to AIDS. The nation has the biggest pediatric HIV pandemic in the world.
The Dell family foundation supports organizations working to reduce the impact of the disease at every level, while also investigating innovative options for greater systemic impact. We fund organizations that:
- Reduce the prevalence of mother-to-child transmissions of HIV and AIDS
- Reduce the risk of early death
- Increase educational opportunities by reducing HIV illness-based absences
- Reduce rates of child abuse, neglect and exploitation
- Provide support for orphaned and vulnerable children
ORPHANED AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN STRATEGY
We fund high-quality and innovative organizations that improve the health of people with HIV, that provide support for orphaned and vulnerable children, and that work to reduce the prevalence of mother-to-child transmissions of HIV and AIDS.