Sierra Leone (NECHRAS)
Democratic Republic of Congo (COCANet)
Burkina Faso (CCANet Burkina)
UCANet South Sudan
To "link churches to work together to eradicate HIV/AIDS in Africa and around the world".
I have been incredibly fortunate to have the experience of working directly with communities within urban and rural settings, and have seen the challenges they have to face everyday, that expose them to risk of acquiring HIV and AIDS.
I believe that the church in Africa has the enormous capacity to influence and facilitate change within the communities to bring relief to the populations oppressed by poverty and disease burden. I think it’s a shame that in a continent as great as ours, anyone should die from much preventable circumstances.
We at PACANet believe that with commitment and determination we can together make significant impact in curbing the spread and effects of HIV in Africa. The church in Africa enjoys respect and trust by the huge following of believers, and if this is fostered positively, there will be substantial impact in promoting and sustaining change towards an AIDS FREE AFRICA where the impact has been mitigated.
The Pan African Christian AIDS Network (PACANet) is an international Christian, non-denominational organization established in 2002 to stimulate a coordinated church response in the fight against HIV and AIDS. PACANet realizes that the church is strategically positioned to reach a number of people at any one time.
The aim is therefore to work with churches and local church congregations to facilitate reduction of the infection and HIV related deaths through programs that inform, transform and reform communities.
Countries PACANet has worked with to establish Country Christian AIDS Networks (CCANets) include Burkina Faso (CCANet Burkina), Cameroon (CAMCANET), DRCongo (COCANet), Liberia (CHANOL), Madagascar (MACANet), Sierra Leone (NECHRAS), Swaziland (Church Forum), South Sudan (UCANet) and Uganda (CCANet Uganda). Other countries in close collaboration include Botswana (BOCAIP) and Burundi.
Since its inception in 2002, PACANet has so far implemented two strategic plans, 2006-2009 and 2009 – 2013 respectively in partnership with of several development partners including DANIDA, SIDA, Brystol Myers Squibb, among others. With experience and lessons learnt from previous plans, the organization now focuses on the 2014 – 2019 phase with optimism.
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We're continually working hard to improve communities throughout the state. If you're interested to see what we've been doing recently (especially if you want to help), check out our project list.
fIf you have served with PACANet or feel you need to give a helping hand in any capacity, we still need your help in the different areas of focus, and so do the communities in the different member countries. Please join the team already registered with our Resource Bank.
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