According to UNICEF, children aged 0–4 years face the highest risk of AIDS-related deaths, compared with all other age groups. Children living and orphaned by HIV and AIDS face significant challenges and are vulnerable. Many of these children either are not lucky to live a full and healthy life while majority are neglected with no one to support them to enjoy basic rights such as food, shelter, education, clothing and health among other needs.
AJAN facilitates and coordinates efforts of Jesuits in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Africa through Networking, Communication, Capacity Building, Advocacy, Resource Mobilization and Fundraising. Jesuits efforts in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Africa include offering services such as HIV Care and Treatment, Psychosocial Support through Voluntary Counseling and Testing, Spiritual and Psychosocial Counseling and Integral Human Development through livelihood support and giving education sponsorship to orphans and vulnerable children affected and infected with HIV and AIDS.