African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN)
AIDS remains a deadly threat to millions of people, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. There, in 2002, Jesuits have set up the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) after identifying AIDS as a shared priority.
The AJAN's vision is to "empower individuals, families and communities, and to work towards an HIV- and AIDS-free society, and towards the fullness of life." This is realized by Jesuits and their co-workers as they reach out daily to the people with HIV, to their families, their widows, and their orphans.
They defend their dignity and rights of people who are affected by AIDS, people who are often threatened by the stigma and discrimination of the infection, and by the lack of care, treatment and opportunities which they need to live life to the full. The services which the Network provides include pastoral counselling, home-based care, income-generating activities, as well as educational, medical and nutritional support.
The prevention of HIV through value-based education and through testing services is crucial, especially among young people. The team at AJAN House in Kangemi, Nairobi, offers a number of support services, which include communications, capacity-building, and help to set up new projects.
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