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Posts tagged with ‘aids’

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World AIDS Day 2018: Know Your Status

by Karen Bokma

Globally, the AIDS response over the past five years has seen unprecedented gains. Today, there are 21.7 million people accessing HIV treatment. Eighty per cent of those who know their HIV status are accessing treatment. Four out of every five pregnant women living with HIV have access to treatment which prevents transmission of HIV to […]

World AIDS Day 2017: My Health, My Right

by Anna Muir

Globally, the AIDS response over the past five years has seen unprecedented gains. Today, there are 18.2 million people receiving HIV treatment. More than two million additional people are beginning treatment each year (Source: UNAIDS). But prejudice, discrimination and poverty continue to exclude many people around the world from this progress. Youth who can’t afford […]

World AIDS Day 2016: Staying on Track

by Anna Muir

The past decade has seen encouraging gains on the journey toward a world without AIDS. Between 2010 and 2015, annual AIDS-related deaths decreased from 2.2 million to 2.1 million. Worldwide, new HIV infections have fallen by 6% since 2010. But the decline in new HIV infections among adults has stalled. Worldwide, an estimated 1.9 million […]

World AIDS Day 2015: Getting to Zero

by Anna Muir

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace … so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NRSV) This is the final year of the “Getting to Zero” global theme for World AIDS Day. Selected by the World AIDS Campaign and backed by […]

PWS&D Helps HIV-Positive Families Lead Productive Lives in Malawi

by Karen Bokma

Three years ago Shupe Mdumkuka discovered that she was HIV-positive while pregnant with her third child. She worried about whether she would transmit the disease to her baby or if she would eventually become too weak to provide for her already struggling family. In partnership with the Ekwendeni Hospital AIDS Program (EHAP), Presbyterian World Service […]

World AIDS Day 2013: Towards Zero

by Karen Bokma

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace … so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NRSV) Since 2005, the number of people dying from AIDS-related causes worldwide has decreased by six million. New HIV infections have fallen by a third since […]

Home for a Rest: Supporting Families in Need in Malawi

by Karen Bokma

by Barb Summers Struggling against poverty and illness, Elines Chunga has seen a great deal of pain her nearly 80 years of life in northern Malawi. Fortunately, support from The Presbyterian Church in Canada has recently brought a great deal of joy and hope to Elines and her family. Elines lives with her daughter and nine grandchildren. […]

Carl Heibert HIV and AIDS Photo Exhibit

by Karen Bokma

Presbyterian World Service & Development’s HIV and AIDS photo exhibit seeks to capture the resilience, strength and optimism of people living with HIV and AIDS in northern Malawi, despite enormous challenges.

Funds raised through the exhibit will support the successes PWS&D’s partners are experiencing as they work with people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.