Nearly 25 million people in sub-Saharan Africa have the HIV virus. There are half a million AIDS orphans in Malawi alone – 1 in 6 primary school children.
Doctors, nurses and teachers are dying faster than they can be replaced.
13-year-old Madalitso dreams of becoming a doctor but as one of the AIDS orphans this may be an impossible goal.
This is also available as part of a 7 x 22-minute series of films made for the BBC.