As Kenya grapples with the aftermath of last week’s terrorist attack on Garissa University College, security is not the only issue the country faces. It also has one of the world’s highest HIV rates. According to USAID, in Kenya, an estimated 1.6 million people live with HIV/AIDS. Of those, 1.1 million are children left orphaned by AIDS. We’ll talk with two organizations that work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and care for the children left orphaned by the disease. Kathy Tate Bradish, executive director of the ABC’s of Sex Education and Phylis Nasubo Magina, Kenya country director of the ABC’s of Sex Education, join us to talk about instructing Kenyan farmers to teach HIV prevention and sex education in their own communities. Robert Barasa, executive director of Ember Kenya Grandparent Empowerment, also joins us to talk about Kenyan grandparents caring for AIDS orphans.
PHOTO: In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, a poster written by a session attendee hangs on the wall as HIV-counselling and prevention course facilitator Henry Owino, left, conducts an HIV prevention session entitled "Healthy Choices for a Better Future" to a group comprised of children, adolescents and adults who are either HIV-positive or at high risk of catching HIV due to their circumstances, at a center run by a Kenyan non-governmental organization in the Korogocho slum neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)