Posts tagged with ‘hiv’

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World AIDS Day 2019: Communities Make the Difference

by Karen Bokma

For more than three decades, the global response to help stop the spread of HIV and support people living with AIDS has been unrelenting. Today, the result of this effort is seen in the 23.3 million people who are accessing HIV treatment. Since 2010, new HIV infections have declined by an estimated 16%, with infections […]

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 […]

“I am Staying Positive. I am Healthy.”

by Karen Bokma

There are currently 35 million people living with HIV and AIDS around the world. World wide, women constitute more than half of all people living with the disease and in sub-Saharan African, women make up 57% of all people living with HIV and AIDS. Frustina Shaba is one of these women. Frustina is a widowed […]

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. […]

Let Us Raise Our Children: Equipping Youth in Malawi

by Karen Bokma

Providing, protecting and caring for helpless children is a heavy burden for impoverished families in Malawi. Chronic poverty, poor harvests and the prevalence of HIV and AIDS have left nearly one million children orphaned or at risk. Surviving parents, grandparents and older siblings often struggle to meet their basic needs. Thankfully, they are not carrying […]

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.