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Caritas to honor “Women, Sowers of Development” at award ceremony on 8 March

Caritas to honor “Women, Sowers of Development” at award ceremony on 8 March

On 8 March 2015, International Women’s Day, Caritas Internationalis and the Fidel Goetz Foundation will award two 10,000 euro prizes to honor women who have been “sowers of development,” working to end hunger in their communities.

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Cardinal to visit Caritas programmes in Ebola zone

Cardinal to visit Caritas programmes in Ebola zone

In addition to providing health care for other illnesses and establishing strict infection control procedures and screening areas in order to prevent transmission of the virus in the health care setting, the Church has mobilized a community response and community education in order to engage clergy and local parish groups in efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Caritas observes Universal Health Coverage Day

Caritas observes Universal Health Coverage Day

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.

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