by Nercha Executive director
On Friday 30 November 2018, Hope House commemorated the 2018 World AIDS day under the theme “live positively – Know your status”. The speeches reminded us where we are coming from and how much has been achieved. We remembered the suffering, the tears, the struggle to keep our hope alive, the funerals we attended. We pray daily to God, asking Him to keep us strong but also to help us stop so much suffering. God listened to our prayers. Though there is still no cure for Aids, it is no longer a death sentence. Read more
by Musa Dlamini
The International Day of the Sick is celebrated on the 11th of February annually, this year the day fell on a Sunday and it was celebrated at St Peter and Paul Parish at Kwaluseni, Matsapha Swaziland.
The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in collaboration with St Peter and Paul organised the wonderful event which was honoured by the Honorable Minister of Health Senator Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane, WHO Representative Dr. Tigest, the local member of parliament honorable Mr. Mkhosi Dlamini, senior Government officials amongst others.
By Machawe Ngcamphalala
DIOCESE OF TAICHUNG
The Diocese of Taichung, every year sends a team of 32 people which consist of Catholic medical students and qualified Doctors. They conduct free clinics at different communities where Caritas is operating and also donate clothing to those in need. Last year (2015), the team gave free medical services to more than 600 people in Sitsatsaweni NCP, community members at Ndzingeni Nazarene Schools as well as community members in surrounding areas.
The children and few community members were given treatments for different diseases such as skin diseases, HIV testing, ear and eye problems, stomach-ache and headache. Elderly people were treated for back pains, blood pressure, ear and eye problems as well as knee problems.
Minister of Health (with a red head Scarf) with Hope House clients
By Machawe Ngcamphalala
The Catholic Church applauded for supporting government in the health sector
The Ministry of Health and the National Emergency Response Council on HIV and AIDS recognized the relentless efforts of the Caritas Swaziland Palliative Care Centre – Hope House, by hosting the launch of Swaziland’s 2017 World AIDS Day Campaign, at the centre.
The campaign whose climax will be the national celebrations on December 01, 2017, was tagged “ENDING AIDS TOGETHER”. The launch was held October 30, 2017 Read more