Since 2001, HIV infection rates have fallen by 50% or more in 25 countries - 13 of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Nevertheless, the crisis continues. In 2011, 330,000 children were infected with the virus (source UNAIDS). Vinodi in Togo has been running workshops for children to raise awareness of HIV. Pray that these young people will have Godly authority to spread the word among their friends so that their generation sees a dramatic reversal in HIV statistics.
Population: 7,552,318 (2015)
Official languages: French
GDP (PPP) per capita: $1,619 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 57 years
Religions: 51% Indigenous beliefs, 29% Christian, 20% Muslim