The grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa face triple jeopardy caused by gender, age and exposure to diseases that are associated with aging. Many are affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB. At the same time they are invisible in the statistics and often in the public consciousness.
National Co-chair, Grandmothers Advocacy Network
Marilyn Coolen is National Co-chair of the Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN), a volunteer-based network of grandmothers and grand-others from across Canada. GRAN acts as a voice for Africa’s sub-Saharan grandmothers who are caring for millions of AIDS-orphaned children. Its mission is to improve their quality of life through policy change in Canada.
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