Empowering churches helps to reduce new infections of HIV
BALTIMORE – This World AIDS Day, World Urges Relief sustained vigilance to eradicate HIV / AIDS. Even though HIV infection is still preventable, more than 40 million people are infected, according to UNAIDS.
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“There is a lot of stigma and shame out there about HIV / AIDS that is preventing people, especially men and women, from accessing the resources needed to be tested and treated,” said Scott Arbeiter, president of World Relief. “[ThisiswhyitissoimportantforthechurchtocreateanatmosphereofacceptanceopportunityandsupportforthosewithHIV/AIDS”
Research has shown that faith-based organizations have lowered the barriers of access to health services.
An African proverb says, “Wisdom is like a baobab tree.” No one person can embrace it. “World Relief and Church Partners Together Build Communities of Nonjudgmental Support for Reducing HIV Transmission and Treatment, Significantly Contributing to the 2019 World AIDS Day theme,” Communities Make the Difference. ”
“HIV is still the leading cause of death in the world among women of reproductive age,” said Tim Breene, CEO of World Relief. “This is why we are committed to providing you with more information on HIV prevention, enabling them to make wise choices. Our couples' training and Families for Life program promotes mutual respect, honor and faithfulness, and Biblical training, to enable behavior change. “
World Relief has been developed in Malawi and Swaziland. In the years following the genocide in Rwanda, the HIV prevalence rate was estimated at 13%. World Relief and Disease Prevention and Control, Communities, and Churches to Promote Awareness, Creating Support Groups and Home Care for Infected People, and Care for Orphans. World Relief Rwanda's HIV / AIDS program reaches at least 403,560 people during this critical period.
Today, the “baobab tree” is more fully embraced by communities and churches working together with World Relief, covering South Sudan, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Haiti and Cambodia.
For more information about how you can help, World Relief's CEZs and HIV / AIDS prevention work and other projects, visit worldrelief.org.
About World Relief:
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that seeks to overcome violence, poverty and injustice. Throughout the world, we bring hope, healing and restoration to millions of the world's most vulnerable women, health and child development, economic development and peacebuilding, and more in the US For 75 years, we've been partnering with churches and communities, to provide relief from their lives and help people rebuild their lives
Learn more at worldrelief.org.