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AJANews 119 - May 2013

Burundi: UNAIDS chief visitsThe director of Service Yezu Mwiza (SYM), an AIDS project run by the Jesuits in Burundi, has called on UNAIDS and other partners to step up advocacy for universal access to treatment and for better management of the Global Fund, so that services will be more easily available to those who need them. Fr Désiré Yamuremye SJ was addressing UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibé on behalf of civil society representatives during a meeting in Bujumbura on 9 May... Read more

Kenya: Facing the world with HIV and AIDSJohnfisher M. Ondigo writes: When Joylin’s sister came to ask for a chance for her in our school, the Beausang Catholic Education Centre, some years ago, she did something that many people feared doing then. She disclosed her sister’s HIV-positive status... Read more

Chad: Mothers and fathers talk to their childrenFr Jacquineau Azetsop SJ writes: Mothers and fathers talk to their children is an innovative program aiming at transmitting social skills from adults to youth in N’Djaména implemented by St Mathias Mulumba Parish and Loyola Youth Centre... Read more

Church statement on access to medication The Holy See representative to the UN in Geneva has called for an integral human development approach to tackle the many realities that prevent millions of people worldwide from accessing the medication they need... Read more