Keeping a child alive is crucial to the Crucial Keys musician better known as Alicia Keys. This musical phenom burst on the music scene in 2001 with her debut album, "Songs In A Minor" and has climbed the music charts and climbed into the hearts of millions of her fans.
One thing that fans, supporters and her musical peers know is close to her heart is the charity she founded in 2004, Keep A Child Alive (KCA)." Keep A Child Alive is dedicated to providing life-saving AIDS treatment, care, nutrition, support services and love to children and families effected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India by directly engaging the global public in the fight against AIDS.
The mission of her charity is to provide the essential nutrition, shelter, support and education to help ensure the pills are taken properly an effectively. KCA does more than just distribute pills and medicine to those fighting HIV/AIDS in India & Africa, it gives children hope and dignity to live life.
A winner of Charity Navigator's "4 Star Charity Award" KCA exemplifies the great work that KCA has done with charity work in regards to helping others in need. According to KAC, to date 34.2 million are infected with HIV/AIDS worldwide, 30.0 million people have died from HIV/AIDS worldwide and 16.6 million children worldwide have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Keep A Child Alive provides comprehensive care for children with HIV/AIDS to give them hope and an opportunity to have a full and productive life. KCA provides treatment, food and orphan care to help keep a child alive.
By providing free treatment to these children, KAC is instrumental in providing access to children who need the medicine. As reported by KAC, only 54% of the 15 million people affected with HIV/AIDS have access to this important medicine. another important component KCA helps to provide is food. Food is often overlooked, but it is a key component to help the child and increase the success of the HIV/AIDS medicine. The food and the medicine helps to build the child's immune system which contributes to building the child's overall health. A critical part of KCA is the orphan care that it helps to provide. With the help of community based organizations and orphan care programs, the most vulnerable children have the care & help they need to live.
HIV/AIDS is still transmitted through semen, vaginal fluid, breastfeeding or during pregnancy with an infected mother. Nearly 5 new people are infected every minute of every day with HIV, totaling 7,000 new cases daily. Children under the age of 15 years old make up 3.1 million of the people effected with HIV/AIDS which is 91% of all HIV infected children in the world. The services of KAC alive is desperately needed.
If you would like to make a financial donation, provide in-kind services or products or donate your time, please log onto www.keepachildalive.org. You can learn how to start your own AIDS/HIV campaign or join as a member to KCA. Get involved, log on today!