Nigeria Has The Highest Number Of Children Living With HIV/AIDS In Africa

By April 12, 2018Demography, General, Health
Top 20 Countries By Number Of Children Living With HIV - Databod

According to World Health Organization (WHO) an estimated 3.2 million children were living with HIV at the end of 2013, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. Majority of them acquire HIV from their HIV-infected mothers during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding. The number of children (younger than 15 years) more than doubled from 2009 to 2013, from 355 000 to 740 000.

In a recent statistics released by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the number of children (0-14 years) living with HIV/AIDS in Africa has increased to 1,397,000, doubling again in the last 4 years, with Nigeria having the highest number of children (260,000) living with HIV.

It is estimated that 90% of the world’s HIV-infected children live in Africa, and more than half a million die of AIDS each year.
How do we stem the spread of HIV/AIDS? And how do we make sure interventions and Antiretroviral drugs are widely accessible or available to children already living with the virus?

S/N Country Number Of Children (0-14) Living With HIV
1 Nigeria 260,000
2 South Africa 240,000
3 Mozambique 110,000
4 Kenya 98,000
5 Uganda 96,000
6 Tanzania 91,000
7 Zambia 85,000
8 Malawi 84,000
9 Zimbabwe 77,000
10 D.R. Congo 42,000
11 Cameroon 39,000
12 Côte d’Ivoire 29,000
13 Angola 25,000
14 Ghana 19,000
15 Chad 18,000
16 Indonesia 17,000
17 South Sudan 14,000
18 Lesotho 13,000
19 Mali 12,000
20 Rwanda 11,000

SOURCE: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

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