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North-west Africa Province (ANW)

North-west Africa Province (ANW)

The ANW Jesuit Province incorporates Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. In Nigeria, AIDS ministry is part and parcel of many of the Jesuits’ apostolic works. In Lagos, for example, a Jesuit is chaplain at the University Teaching Hospital. In Gidan Mangoro, Abuja, AIDS ministry has long been part of the make-up

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Eastern Africa Province (AOR)

The Jesuit AOR Province covers Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Kenya is home to AJAN House, the coordinating hub of the AJAN network located in Kangemi, a poor suburb of Nairobi. In Nairobi, Jesuits have been instrumental in founding innovative projects for AIDS-affected children and teenagers. These projects have

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Central Africa Province (ACE)

The ACE Jesuit Province, which is confined to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is home to a leading AJAN project: Parlons-SIDA (Let’s talk about AIDS) in Kisangani. The parish-based project offers holistic and personalised care to people with HIV, their families and orphans, and conducts awareness activities. Other Jesuit

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The Jesuits

The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) is a religious order of men in the Catholic Church, founded in 1540 by St Ignatius of Loyola. Today the Society of Jesus, popularly known as the Jesuits, numbers over 20,000 members and serves worldwide in many different kinds of ministries: education, parishes, spirituality, social

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Where we work

There are Jesuit AIDS ministries in many sub-Saharan African countries. Each of the 10 Jesuit Provinces and Regions in Africa has AIDS programmes under way, some more than others.  Jesuit AIDS ministry is very varied. Some initiatives are structured projects set up specifically to deal with HIV/AIDS while others are

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What we do

The AJAN vision, of empowered individuals, families and communities working towards an HIV- and AIDS-free society and fullness of life, is realised by Jesuits and their co-workers who reach out to people with HIV, their families, widows and orphans, and who seek to prevent the spread of the pandemic. They do

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Who we are

It is easy to see “who” the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) is, from its name: it is a network of Jesuits and their co-workers in sub-Saharan Africa, who are somehow involved in the ministry of AIDS care and HIV prevention. The Jesuits have long been responding to the challenges

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