Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
The Global Forum on Children Affected by HIV and Aids has called for a package of social welfare services to tackle child poverty and assist households in developing countries affected by HIV and Aids.
According to Unicef, the provision of social services will ensure that children living in households affected by HIV and Aids are not forced to drop out of school to care for sick relatives or to engage in paid work when a breadwinner falls ill.
"Cash transfers and other social welfare instruments may alleviate poverty; improve school attendance and nutritional intake," Unicef says.
The Forum was established to fulfil global commitments to children affected by HIV and Aids as enshrined in the Millennium Development Goals and the 2001 UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV and Aids.