Our mission is to fight HIV/AIDS by building a movement of
young leaders dedicated to global health equity and social justice.
The current disparity in HIV prevalence, access to treatment and care, and general health outcomes between the world’s rich and the world’s poor is unjust and unacceptable. Combating these pressing global health challenges requires strong leadership and innovative ideas. While many young people today are deeply passionate about tackling these challenges, they often feel unable or unsure about how to make a difference. When these young people don’t achieve their potential impact, the creation of much needed global health solutions is delayed, to the detriment of millions of lives.
In response, FACE AIDS harnesses young people’s passion for social change and equips them with the skills, resources, and community to fight HIV/AIDS and promote global health equity now and throughout their lives. We also empower HIV-affected youth in impoverished communities with access to credit, savings, and business skills training, helping to limit HIV/AIDS’ devastating impact on the social and economic development of communities.
Our work is driven by our commitment to a larger vision of a world without HIV/AIDS, a world in which all people have equal access to high-quality, comprehensive health care, and by our belief that our generation can and must be the one to make this vision a reality.
“I am very impressed and moved by FACE AIDS. What a wonderful and creative commitment by students to confront the challenges of global poverty and disease. Most importantly, FACE AIDS has it just right: these problems are solvable, and this is the generation to solve them. Bravo to all of you.”
- Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General