Faith-based organizations play major role in fighting HIV/AIDS
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Faith-based organizations play major role in fighting HIV/AIDS

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Faith-based organisations play a critical role in HIV-AIDS care and treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by 2010, according to a new United Nations study. The pilot study was undertaken by partners in the African Religious Health Assets Programme (ARHAP) at the Universities of Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal, and Witwatersrand in South Africa, and researchers from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, United States. The report released by WHO concludes that greater coordination and better communications are urgently needed between organizations of different faiths and the private and public health sectors to fight HIV/ AIDS and for health service delivery.

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