Evangelical Lutheran Church in America HIV and AIDS Strategy

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has adopted the ELCA HIV and AIDS Strategy and called on members to respond faithfully and effectively to this pandemic. They aim to halt the spread of HIV through effective prevention, treatment and care, to eliminate the stigma and discrimination experienced by those who are HIV positive, and reduce the conditions of poverty that contribute to the spread of HIV.  To read the ELCA’s brochure on their strategy on HIV and Aids, click here. To read their worship resources for World AID’s Day which is held each year on December 1, click here.

Engaged Organization: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Malaria Crisis

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Over the past five years, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has worked to save lives impacted by malaria. They have educated 2 million community members, distributed 50,000 insecticide-treated bed nets, tested 160,000 people for malaria and provided treatment if positive, trained 10,000 local volunteers in prevention and treatment, empowered 12,000 households to be economically stable, and provided 32,000 pregnant women medication. To read more on how they achieved this and their future work, click here.