Independent-on-Line, 20 October 2002, Ex-hostage Terry Waite helps Aids kids, By Jo-Anne Smetherham
might not have known his history, but the mothers dancing in Groote Schuur's
paediatric HIV and Aids clinic knew he was helping them to keep their babies
Waite, who was held hostage by the Hezbollah in
in the 1980s, is a patron of the One-to-One Children's Fund, the group funding
Groote Schuur's anti-retroviral programme for children.
Sunday Waite and 34 other members of the fund visited the paediatric HIV and
had arrived in
very tough when you see how badly children are affected by HIV and Aids. It's
very, very distressing for their mothers. Something has to be done," said
are 52 HIV-positive children receiving the drugs, and three or four more join
the programme every week.
Paul Roux, the doctor in charge of the programme, said there were now sufficient funds for all the children needing the drugs to receive them.