Adolescence is a difficult time for girls everywhere, but coming of age in a developing country carries even greater risk. Teenage girls living with HIV struggle to come to terms with their condition. As girls mature, they face contracting sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and human papillomavirus.


Gardasil Vaccination: In Haiti, thousands of girls are vaccinated against HPV, the disease that can lead to cervical cancer

Carmen's Story (VIDEO): After losing her legs as a result of Haiti's 2010 earthquake, a young woman devotes herself to helping others

Marie's Story: In Rwanda, a young woman gains access to an education

Pulane's Story (VIDEO): In Lesotho, a young girl receives treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis



In Lesotho, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis kills thousands of children each year. 


Learn more about PIH's work in Lesotho.