THE GIFT OF LIFE
The HOW Gift Of Life Program provides HIV/AIDS & Tuberculosis (TB) patients with necessary medical care and further educates the wider community against the stigma of these potentially deadly diseases. Helping Orphans Worldwide funds life saving medications, surgical procedures, medical equipment and educational tools for distribution across Vietnam.
It is estimated that approximately 300,000 people are currently infected with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam, although this number is likely higher given the shame associated with the disease; discrimination often discourages people from seeking medical assistance. HOW believes strongly that education and raised awareness is the only way to break down the social stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and TB, a disease prevalent among those infected with AIDS.