We are very sorry to announce that Bwalya Liteta, the 12-year-old girl featured in HBO and (RED)’s documentary, “The Lazarus Effect,” passed away on August 14 due to complications from AIDS. We know that many ONE members have been deeply moved by her story and will remember her courage and strength. Our sympathy goes out to her family and loved ones.
Please take a moment of silence to honor Bwalya and read (RED)’s blog post.
Twenty million people have died from AIDS, and that’s only in Africa. What a lot of people don’t know is that this disease is preventable and treatable for only 40 cents a day. But for a continent with a majority of its population living on less than $2 a day, 40 cents is the difference between eating or not. That is why (RED) and HBO have joined together for The Lazarus Effect, a documentary illustrating the importance of funding treatment to the millions who need it.