• 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...

Faith-based groups discuss HIV/AIDS progress and challenges

By |14 July 2014|

Caritas and other organisations will look at progress made on HIV/AIDS during a three-day faith-based conference in Melbourne, Australia, ahead of the International AIDS Conference.

Arms open to the world at Rio AIDS event

By |28 May 2014|

The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, UNAIDS and the city’s state university joined their voices on 23 May to promote equality and the elimination of stigma and discrimination. Caritas Internationalis was present.

Next stage launched to prevent spread of Ebola in Guinea

By |15 April 2014|

Caritas Internationalis is launching an emergency appeal in response to the Ebola outbreak in the West African country of Guinea.

Lifeline to Sudan’s beseiged Nuba Mountains

By |8 April 2014|

Caritas supports a hospital in the isolated and cut-off Nuba Mountains in Sudan. Conflict has left the region facing a food emergency with one in five households affected.

Working to contain Ebola outbreak in Guinea

By |2 April 2014|

Caritas staff are part of efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea in West Africa, where they're distributing soap and broadcasting public health messages.

Joint effort in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria

By |1 March 2014|

Caritas, along with UNAIDS, organised an AIDS consultation in Rome on 25 and 26 February to strengthen the joint response of Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs), UNAIDS and other agencies AIDS on a global level.

Drugs, dignity and drive to end AIDS

By |27 February 2014|

Faith-based organisations lay down roadmap at Caritas-UNAIDS meeting to strengthen collaboration and bring an end to HIV and AIDS.
  • Quand Mihret Mehari est tombée enceinte de sa fille Dagmawit, elle a appris qu’elle pouvait prévenir la transmission du VIH à son enfant en prenant un traitement. À 18 mois, Dagmawit a été soumise à un test de dépistage du VIH donnant un résultat définitif: elle est séronégative.  « Ces dix-huit mois ont été les plus longs de ma vie. J’étais si heureuse et soulagée quand j’ai appris qu’elle n’avait pas le virus ». Photo : Trocaire/Martha Welday
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    Faith-based collaboration is being sought to increase access to HIV treatment

Faith-based collaboration is being sought to increase access to HIV treatment

By |21 February 2014|

Expanding access to HIV treatment globally and strengthening the role of faith-based organizations in the provision of such services will be the focus of a consultation, co-organized by Caritas Internationalis and UNAIDS.

Caritas to launch global wave of prayer to end hunger

By |29 November 2013|

The Caritas confederation will launch a global “wave of prayer” to promote an end to world hunger on 10th December. It marks the beginning of the Caritas anti-hunger campaign, One Human Family, Food For All. The wave starts on the island of Samoa and will sweep across the globe involving Caritas organisations and many other people on all continents.
  • HAART is an acronym for “Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Treatment”. Scientific research has demonstrated that the administration of such medications among HIV-infected pregnant women is highly effective in blocking the 
transmission of the virus from mother to child as well as prolonging the lives and reducing occurrence of HIV-related illness and premature death both among HIV-infected adults and children.
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    World AIDS Day 2013: Caritas continues the journey in faith and service

World AIDS Day 2013: Caritas continues the journey in faith and service

By |28 November 2013|

Regrettably, people living with or affected by HIV continue to face discrimination, stigma, and even violence. Caritas works toward acceptance and accompaniment of all people living with HIV.

A place at the main conference table in WHO

By |8 April 2013|

By sitting at the “big table” at WHO, I also enjoyed the possibility of sharing the good work being done by Caritas and other Catholic Church-inspired organizations in providing both prevention and treatment to people at risk of or already living with the major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – in particular, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases and cancer.

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