African Jesuit AIDS Network

AJAN Youth Against AIDS training in Zimbabwe - Darrin Zammit Lupi
The full development of young people and their ability to bring about an AIDS-free society are vital in the battle against the pandemic, according to the Jesuits in Africa. In a message for World AIDS Day (tomorrow), the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) insists that young people should not be denied their potential and that a simplistic response does not adequately address the situation.“Harnessing the ability of young people to take good decisions and to act wisely and compassionately...
Centre Espérance Loyola, Lomé, Togo (Darrin Zammit Lupi/AJAN)
Today, World AIDS Day 2015, the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) is backing the pleas of the people living with HIV and is calling for healthcare services at local level to address the needs they raise to be scaled-up. AJAN coordinated research among nearly 900 African people living with HIV, between late 2013 and mid-2015. They found that most of them wanted all treatment for people living with HIV to be made free-of-charge, more easily accessible and constantly available. But additionally,...
Protecting health workers against Ebola infection
“The Church’s health care apostolate in western Africa, which is suffering from Ebola at this time … is particularly important. I pray for the repose of the souls of all who have died in this epidemic, among whom are priests, men and women religious and healthcare workers who contracted this terrible disease while caring for those suffering. May God strengthen all healthcare workers there and bring an end to this tragedy!”  [Pope Francis, 23 September 2014]Jesuits...