Report of the SACBC AIDS Office, June to December 2006

December 2006

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Sr Alison Munro

Prevention and Care

  • About eighty projects throughout the region are supported through small project funding, assisting prevention, care and support.
  • A major concern we have is the financial management of donor funding at project and diocesan level.  Approved budgets make provision for a salary/salaries in this regard, and dioceses are urged to appoint competent people.
  • The Manzini diocese has been helped with a review of the structure of its various AIDS, justice and peace and development projects with a view to a better management of all diocesan programmes.

Some of the work of Education for Life is being supported through the AIDS Office.  Its impact is a cause for concern as many young people continue to expose themselves to danger of infection.  Another major concern is that it is not sufficiently targeting young children.

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