21st International AIDS Conference, Durban, July 2016

21st International AIDS Conference, Durban, July 2016

Sr Alison Munro, OP Hundreds of journalists present at the 21st International AIDS Conference ensured that the world was kept informed of the developments in scientific research into new drugs and vaccine trials, and of gains made in programmes reducing…

Pope Francis sends message to Catholic Pre Conference on AIDS

Pope Francis sends message to Catholic Pre Conference on AIDS

Catholic AIDS Conference, July 2016 Sr Alison Munro The Catholic Pre Conference ahead of the International AIDS Conference in Durban in July heard a message from Pope Francis, read by the apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Peter Wells, encouraging “the Bishops of…

SACBC AIDS OFFICE REPORT, JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2015

SACBC AIDS OFFICE REPORT, JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2015

                  PEPFAR The antiretroviral (ART) programme which has been supported by PEPFAR since 2004 came to an end in May 2015. More than 45 000 people have been initiated on ART at…

SACBC AIDS Office Report, December 2014

SACBC AIDS Office Report, December 2014

Sr Alison Munro Antiretroviral (ART) Programme The ART programme of the SACBC AIDS Office was considerably down-scaled during 2014, and the patients of a number of sites transferred to Department of Health clinics. The Centres for Disease Control (CDC) approved…

Good Governance doesn't just happen

Good Governance doesn’t just happen

Training in the demands and expectations around good governance was provided at Good Shepherd Retreat near Hartbeespoort by Rural Development Support Programme for a number of AIDS projects supported through the SACBC AIDS Office. Participants learned about managing projects openly…

TB programme working in rural Swaziland

TB programme working in rural Swaziland

Swaziland Visit Highlights Dire Rural Poverty Johan Viljoen, 16 May 2014 The SACBC’s “Early Detection of TB” program has been implemented in two sites in Swaziland (Good Shepherd Siteki and Regina Mundi Piggs Peak) since August 2013. In these few…

SACBC AIDS Office Report 2013

SACBC AIDS Office Report 2013

This past year has been one of winding down activities at the ART sites in preparation for the termination of the grant in May 2014.  A huge emphasis has been placed on the transfer out of patients on treatment to…

Parish AIDS projects make an impact

Parish AIDS projects make an impact

SACBC AIDS OFFICE EVALUATION SMALL GRANTS PROJECT SUPPORTED BY CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES Time frame being evaluated: 2009 to 2013 OCTOBER 2013   Facilitated and documented by Rosanne Shields shieldsr@mweb.co.za; 021 462 4555 Rural Development Support Programme 1. INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND…

TRANSITIONS IN THE SACBC AIDS PROGRAMMES

TRANSITIONS IN THE SACBC AIDS PROGRAMMES

The SACBC AIDS Office reports on its activities over the past 6 months noting the transitions that have taken place with the ending of part of the PEPFAR ART programme.  Treatment services, support of orphaned and vulnerable children, TB screening,…

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