About Southern Africa

Background information on Southern Africa…

  South Africa Swaziland Mozambique
Total population 48,282,000 1,134,000 20,971,000
Adult HIV + rate, (15-49 yr) 18.8% 33.4%* 16.1%
Life expectancy 50 yr. 40 yr. ** 42 yr.
Total persons HIV+ all ages 6,100,000 290,000 2,200,000
Total orphans (all causes, ages 0-14yr.) 2,5000,000 95,000 1,5000,000
AIDs orphans (ages 0-14 yr.) 1,200,000 63,000 510,000
% Children attending primary school (ages 4-15yr.) 87% 97% 80%

* highest number of HIV+ in the world

**no data available on

HIV-AIDs prevention

Among young people

Ages 15-24 yr.

*** estimated 240,000 HIV+ ages 1-14yr.

* highest HIV+ rate in the world

* down from 59 yr., in 1990

 

 

Note: above data per UNICEF and USAID, 2005-2007 resources