Keep a Child Alive

Providing the critical components for successful, life-long HIV treatment to children, youth and families in sub-Saharan Africa and India, ensuring their physical, mental and social well-being

Keep a Child Alive (KCA) works with community-based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa and India to address the structural factors that fuel HIV. It aims to eliminate the HIV treatment gap for children and to address the spiraling epidemic of HIV among the youth in the community.

The UNFCU Foundation supports KCA's work with Alive Medical Services in the Namuwongo province of Kampala, Uganda, one of the poorest and most overcrowded urban areas in the city. The program focuses on health and support services for children, youth and families, and economic empowerment activities for women.

Program goals:
  • Provide health services to 7,000 women and girls including HIV testing, counseling, prevention, and treatment
  • Maintain and expand social support groups attended by afflicted women, children, and families
  • Offer income-generating activities, including group savings and micro‑loan programs
Key facts:
  • USD 360 provides a full year of care for a child