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HIV/AIDS has infected an estimated 36 million and claimed 22 million lives globally.Sub-Saharan Africa is the worst affected.
The estimated number of children orphaned by AIDS and living in the region is above 13 million. With around one in seven adults living with HIV, Zimbabwe is experiencing one of the harshest AIDS epidemics in the world.
Although efforts by the government and civil society are being made to address the growing orphan problem, it has not been easy due to Zimbabwe’s socio-economic environment. Parents, who are usually the breadwinners, Also, the extended family, which was once the safety net for vulnerable children, is fast disintegrating because of poverty, high rates of unemployment, urbanisation and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.