New South African Village Will House and Provide Care for People With HIV/AIDS
The Sparrow Rainbow Village, a village created to house and care for South Africans living with HIV/AIDS, opened on Thursday in Roodeport, South Africa, the Associated Press reports. The village, which is located near Johannesburg, will eventually house 450 people, including 100 children. Many of the residents will live in "igloo-like structures" in the village, while others will receive care in their own homes. "In the coming years we are going to need a great many more villages like this," Rev. Corine McClintock, founder of Sparrow Ministries, said. The village was built with donations from private companies and grants from the governments of South Africa and the United States (Associated Press, 2/14).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.