Caritas cardinal calls for increased funding for children with HIV
Catholic World News - November 30, 2010
Caritas, the international consortium of Catholic relief and development agencies, is calling for increasing funding to treat the 2.5 million children who suffer from the HIV virus. 90% of these children live in Africa, but only 26% of African children are receiving lifesaving treatment.
“We need to give children with HIV the chance to live,” said Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras, president of Caritas Internationalis. “Caritas asks governments and drug companies to support better and earlier testing and treatment for these children. This is a life or death situation.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our April expenses ($20,025 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!