If you could save just one person’s life, would you do it?
An initiative of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund, Just Save One aims to eradicate HIV by 2020.
According to the World Health Organization, mother to child transmission rates range from 15-45 percent in the absence of any interventions.
This rate can be reduced to levels below five percent with effective interventions. Offering pregnant women testing and treatment is an important step towards reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS by preventing transmission to their babies-at a very low cost.
"Every child has the right to be born free of HIV and AIDS." - Dr. Donald Messer, co-chair of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Committee.
As United Methodists, we have an opportunity to be at the forefront of efforts to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV by 2015. It costs less than $10 to prevent transmission of HIV from a mother to a child; and just $1 provides needed nutrients for an AIDS orphan.
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