ADDRESS TO THE SACBC AIDS MEETING

“How can I understand a figure or a statistic unless I have held the hand that it represents? The people we are talking about are the same as us. By the way we treat them, we know just how much like Jesus
we have become”.

Those words were spoken by Dr. J P Muliyil, an epidemiologist in India. “How can I understand a figure or a statistic unless I have held the hand that it represents?” Figures, statistics, accountable
partnerships, business plans, management of a demanding set of programmes, accurate reporting and data capturing, monitoring and evaluation, and so much else ….this is what we are about. In the quest
for ever greater professionalism in every aspect of our task and responsibilities as management, a professionalism which is very important, we cannot however lose touch with the coalface; we are
constantly called to the human encounter and experience which needs to be at the heart of a professional operation; we need to have held the hand and felt the human heart which all that
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