CMMB Celebrates Saving More than 700,000 Lives Globally through the AIDSRelief Program

from Catholic Medical Mission Board
Published on 12 Aug 2013 View Original

CMMB and its partners recently celebrated the successful transition of the global AIDSRelief HIV care and treatment programs to local faith-based and NGO partners in 10 countries. The AIDSRelief program – started in 2003 with funding from the U.S. government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – provided care and treatment to more than 700,000 people living with HIV worldwide.

CMMB helped launch and grow this work in Kenya, where we provided key training and support on providing HIV treatment to more than 20 Catholic and faith-based health facilities in Kenya. CMMB also worked with faith-based facilities in Zambia, Haiti and South Africa on various parts of this global project.

Through our work in Kenya, in 2012, we helped test more than 14,000 pregnant women for HIV and treated more than 30,000 people living with HIV.

Today, our work with AIDSRelief also continues in Haiti through CMMB’s SIDALE (“AIDS Go Away”) program at six sites which provide HIV care and treatment, HIV prevention and TB treatment services as part of the project. So far this year the project SIDALE has tested more than 73,000 people for HIV and is supporting more than 11,500 clients on active HIV treatment, among other achievements.