December 11, 2014

Caritas observes Universal Health Coverage Day

By |11 December 2014|

We must attend to the social, emotional and spiritual needs of all those facing health challenges. For many years, Caritas and other Catholic Church-inspired organisations have delivered health care to people who need it in both emergency and day-to-day situations, building the capacities of local communities to prevent the onset of illness and provide medicines and other life-saving supplies for treatment programmes.
  • A doctor in Cambodia draws blood to test for HIV. Caritas Cambodia staff members also go house to house to make sure patients take their medication. Photo by David Snyder for CRS
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    Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

By |1 December 2014|

Caritas’ response to the HIV epidemics is measured, not only in realizing expected outcomes, but also by the greater enjoyment of human dignity among persons living with or affected by HIV.

November 11, 2014

New Ebola burials reflect religious concerns

By |11 November 2014|

In partnership with the Red Cross, Caritas Internationalis and other faith based organisation, the World Health Organisation has updated step-by-step processes for safe and dignified burials in the wake of the Ebola epidemic.

Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis in pictures

By |10 November 2014|

Greeting friends without hugging, waiting for relatives to emerge from quarantine, calling an ambulance that doesn’t arrive—this is what daily life in Sierra Leone looks like as Ebola ravages the West African country.

October 15, 2014

Cocoa companies support Ebola response

By |15 October 2014|

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has announced a donation of $600,000 to support Ebola care and prevention efforts being carried out in West Africa by Caritas and the IFRC.

September 29, 2014

‘No touch’ rules in Africa after Ebola

By |29 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis health expert Monsignor Robert J. Vitillo is in Monrovia in Liberia, helping the local Church in its Ebola response. He finds a country and a people transformed by the killer virus.

Ebola-hit West Africa faces food shortages

By |24 September 2014|

As Ebola spreads through West Africa, even healthy people are suffering from the disease’s economic fallout. Markets are sometimes closed and travel is restricted.

August 27, 2014

Church networks battle Ebola

By |27 August 2014|

Using the expertise gained through years of tackling HIV, Caritas and Catholic Church staff are combating Ebola as the deadly virus spreads in Africa.

July 31, 2014

Caritas on the front lines of Africa’s Ebola crisis

By |31 July 2014|

Caritas on the front lines of Africa’s Ebola crisis. Caritas reaches out to people who are particularly at risk: “restaurant workers, taxi drivers, hotel staff, markets, places where people gather,” said Edward John-Bull of Caritas Sierra Leone.

New tech solutions for HIV

By |28 July 2014|

New technologies offer hope to sick people living in poverty. At an AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia, four scientists associated with Catholic institutions discussed ways to measure HIV infections and treat them.

To end AIDS by 2030

By |28 July 2014|

UNAIDS is moving from a strategy of ‘zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, zero discrimination’ to one where 9 out of ten people who are living with HIV know their status, receive therapy and that the virus is surpressed in their bodies.
  • Early treatment and diagnosis of HIV can make a world of difference in bettering the health and prolonging the lives of children across the world. Credit: Karen Kasmauski/Caritas
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    The constant challenges of treating children living with HIV

The constant challenges of treating children living with HIV

By |22 July 2014|

In order to stimulate attention from governments and pharmaceutical companies, Caritas initiated a child advocacy program, the Prescription for Life Letter Writing Campaign, which encourages children to write letters to governments and drug companies to advocate for children with HIV across the world.

People first when planning the way forward for HIV and AIDS

By |21 July 2014|

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, emphasized the importance of putting people first in the fight against AIDS, and reported “we have seen HIV infections drop by 38% since 2001

Spiritual and pastoral care for HIV/AIDS patients

By |21 July 2014|

Wellness is not simply the absence of disease, but is rather a dynamic state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being.

”Pushing on” to end HIV/AIDS in Australasia

By |18 July 2014|

Ambassador Tim Fischer stressed the vital role that faith-based organizations play in restoring health and well being to communities...

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