World Health Organization
Voices of hope: stories from communities affected by HIV and AIDS
Missed smiles and childhood: Emmanuel's story
Don McCullin/Christian Aid

Emmanuel was nine when this photograph was taken in 2000 in Ndola, Zambia. His mother, Lydia, had just died of an AIDS-related disease. His father and older brother are also dead.

"I remember the good times with my mother, laughing with her. I miss my mother's smile most of all."

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