To educate, enable and empower individuals worldwide to prevent the spread of HIV in youth
Medwiser’s mission is to educate, enable and empower individuals worldwide to prevent the spread of HIV in youth.
HIV/AIDS threatens the future of our country and the world. There is a great need for citizens of the world to act now. The devastating effects of AIDS ripples through the seeds of humanity impacting every area of life including healthcare, education, income, poverty, economics, human rights, and social progress. The effects are particularly tragic in the most vulnerable populations of women and children. Every minute one child loses a parent to HIV. These orphans receive less education, earn less salary, and grow up without the guidance of a parent. Families, pushed into poverty because of HIV often have such difficult decisions to make such as paying funeral costs for a loved ones or sending a child to school. Health-care as a whole suffers when resources run thin because of the devastating effects of the disease.
These are only some of the problems faced by those who are affected. But HIV is also a deadly disease that has claimed the lives of nearly 40 million people. While the death toll rises, young individuals make up the majority of new infections--infections that can all be prevented!
Medwiser will leverage the internet, technology and education to prevent and minimize the impact of HIV. We will provide educational media and a social network capable of educating and supporting individuals from around the world. The experience we develop will be made available as a resource to organizations worldwide to bridge the gap between information and change. Content will focus on changing high risk behavior, minimizing stigma and fostering social progress. Our online social network will empower individuals from anywhere to educate, support and guide others to stay HIV free.
Everyone who has a partner, best-friend, child or parent can understand just how bad it must be for all those around the world who lose those that are dear to them, every hour of every day. If you have ever been wronged, you can put yourself in the shoes of an HIV-affected individual, discriminated against unfairly. If you have ever been in a rough financial situation you can imagine the pressures facing the millions around the world who are pushed below the poverty line, to pay for basic medical needs or to assist other family members who have been affected. Anyone who has seen or benefited from the positive effects of education can understand why we must act now.
While the expenses to the world exceed the money available to eradicate the disease, there is hope. Prevention offers the solution to the worlds problems--to our problem. We are all affected by HIV, but our children dont have to be. Future generations can look back on HIV as a distant memory, just as we look back at the epidemic of small pox. The contributions of individuals can move mountains!
Medwiser will inspire volunteerism and motivate change around the world. We will empower individuals from around the world to join the battle to fight AIDS. Together we will educate and let individuals in desperate situations know that they can stay free from the affects of HIV.
1. Every day, HIV takes 700 children from the world. 90% of them were born with the virus. More than half of new infections occur in young people.
2. Stopping HIV will improve education, healthcare and reduce poverty.
3. GOALS FOR EDUCATION: INCREASE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE BY 100% FOR CHILDREN WHO LOST A PARENT TO AIDS. DOUBLE THE KNOWLEDGE YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT HIV.
4. GOALS FOR POVERTY: CUT IN HALF THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES PUSHED INTO POVERTY FROM THE FINANCIAL COST OF AIDS.