(Myanmar) Assistance to HIV and AIDS Victims
In collaboration with Maryknoll Sister Mary Grenough, M.M., MCHAN – the Myanmar Catholic HIV/AIDS Network – was developed to include 18 local programs in 16 of the country’s 18 dioceses. These programs, under Father James Kofski, M.M., offer holistic assistance to reduce the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Myanmar, and to alleviate the suffering of persons and families already affected by the disease. Its aim also is to establish community-based health and education, care and support of pregnant mothers, their children, their partners and the youth with primary purpose to reduce HIV infections from mothers to babies.
The programs has expanded to provide care for the caregivers through a five-day retreat and national meetings as well as a refresher course on micro-finance training, and a training fo trainers in human sexuality and positive relationships. The retreat brings caregivers from member programs together to share experiences, discuss challenges and offer mutual encouragement. You can help provide medical care to those most in need.