HIV infection still hits young people hardest. In South Africa KfW supports them through the Activate! Network, which brings together people who are pushing ahead with projects in their communities in order to reduce the risk of infection. People like Karabo, who is a street worker and distributes bandages to schoolgirls. In our video you can find out why.
How the Activate! Network brings together people and their projects in order to reduce the risk of infection (KfW Group/Emden/Erbach).
Published on KfW Stories: Thursday, 29 November 2018
The described project contributes to the following United Nationsʼ Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Health is the goal, prerequisite and result of sustainable development. Supporting health is a humanitarian requirement – both in developed and developing countries. Around 39 per cent of the worldʼs population lives without health insurance. In poor countries, this amount even exceeds 90 per cent. Many people still die from diseases that are not necessarily fatal with the right treatment, or that could easily be prevented with vaccinations. Strengthening health systems, particularly by making vaccines widely available, can make it possible for us to drive these diseases back and even eradicate them by 2030.
All United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda in 2015. At its heart is a list of 17 goals for sustainable development, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our world should become a place where people are able to live in peace with each other in ways that are ecologically compatible, socially just, and economically effective.