Over the past 16 years, Apple and its customers have been part of the global fight to end AIDS. Apple’s partnership with (RED) supports the Global Fund, which provides access to healthcare services to millions of individuals in communities most in need in sub-Saharan Africa — including critical work in rural communities, and support for pregnant women and their families. In the last three years, funding has also been used to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in these communities.
Since 2006, more than a quarter of a billion dollars in Apple-supported grants have helped provide care and support services for over 11 million people and distribute over 197 million HIV tests. Apple’s support has also helped over 5 million HIV-positive mothers prevent passing the virus on to their babies.
Funding includes support for community health workers like Mama Esther, who deliver compassion, care, and access to treatment to their communities. For more than 15 years, she has gone from boma to boma (house to house) in the Maasai community in Tanzania, providing in-home health services, encouraging people to visit the local clinic, and helping pregnant women access prenatal and delivery care. Mama Esther is able to do this important work in her rural community in part because of the monthly stipend she receives from the Global Fund.
During one of her community visits, Mama Esther met Neema, who was pregnant and very ill. Mama Esther encouraged her to get tested for HIV at the Mto wa Mbu Community Clinic, where Neema discovered she was positive for the virus. Fortunately, Neema immediately started an antiretroviral treatment — and not long after, she gave birth to an HIV-free baby.
In honor of World AIDS Day, Apple is offering new ways for customers to continue to support the Global Fund, raise awareness, and learn more about the battle to end HIV/AIDS.
Choose (RED) This Holiday Season
The best range of (PRODUCT)RED products are available this holiday season across iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone SE, and Apple Watch Series 8.
A variety of (PRODUCT)RED accessories are available, including the Silicone Case with MagSafe for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, as well as the Apple Watch Sport Loop, Sport Band, and Braided Solo Loop bands. A portion of the proceeds from every (PRODUCT)RED purchase goes to the Global Fund to fight AIDS and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 with (RED).
Apple Watch users can show support with a selection of seven Apple Watch faces in red available for download from apple.com/product-red.1 Once downloaded, users can raise awareness by sharing these faces with other Apple Watch users.