God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

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POZ Magazine: Using Faith-Based Groups to Fight HIV/AIDS in Africa

Source: http://www.poz.com/rssredir/articles/FBO_Fights_AIDS_1_18881.shtml

Since faith-based organizations (FBOs) provide an estimated 30 percent to 70 percent of health care in Africa, they should be used to help fight HIV/AIDS, according to a study of nongovernmental organizations reported by PlusNews. FBOs have established relationships and trust in their communities, according to the report, and they can quickly respond to situations, send messages and identify those most in need. Study authors recommend FBOs be used to address stigma, cultural practices (such as not taking meds to let God heal disease) and the distribution of services.

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HIV, Development and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and social development in Africa has its challenges. You will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa, about politics and whatever triggers my interest. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me. Blogging means to initiate thoughts and discussions and for the writer to formulate what is loosely running around in the heart and mind in need of being sorted and spoken out.

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