Guardian Examines Plight of AIDS Orphans in India; Aid Agencies Warn Children Being ‘Ignored’
London's Guardian on Wednesday examined the plight of AIDS orphans in India, where children whose parents have died of AIDS-related causes often are abandoned by extended family members and rejected by orphanages. According to aid agencies, such children are "virtually unnoticed, ... ignored and increasingly left to fend for themselves," the Guardian reports. Although there are no government statistics on the number of AIDS orphans in India, some experts estimate that there are at least one million Indian children under age 15 who have lost one or both parents to AIDS-related causes (Ramesh, Guardian, 3/23). The complete article is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.