Kitale, Kenya: Increased Needs – But Working with the Brakes on
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Kitale, Kenya: Increased Needs – But Working with the Brakes on

Jacinta van Luijk MHM , Mill Hill lay missionary associate, is the driving force behind the KItale Community Advancement Programme (KAP. She writes: Since corona started, there have been visibly more sick and dead, teenage mothers, school dropouts, alcohol and drug abusers, suicides and domestic violence. Preparations for the elections at the end of 2022…

Uganda: Covid Shows Up Sheering Inequality
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Uganda: Covid Shows Up Sheering Inequality

“The cost of hospital care for those with COVID-19 is incredibly high in Uganda,” SDB members say in a Monday, July 19 report, and add, “some private hospitals in the country are charging up to 5 million Uganda shillings per day (US$1,400.00).” In the report, the Director of Don Bosco Namugongo School, Fr. Ellie Nyandwi, has…

Uganda: Worrying Rise in Covid-19 Infections and Deaths
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Uganda: Worrying Rise in Covid-19 Infections and Deaths

How is Uganda coping? Not well, I am afraid. Our health system is quite fragile and was never built for large scale or prolonged critical care. There have been pockets of success building the resilience of the health system, but efforts are generally fragmented and rarely consolidated. So the country’s health system has been stretched…

Kisumu, Kenya: Striking Witness to Life at the Grassroots in Times of Covid.
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Kisumu, Kenya: Striking Witness to Life at the Grassroots in Times of Covid.

The KUAP Pandipieri projects in Kisumu, Kenya arose from the idea that problems should be solved in the first place by the own community, with as much own resources as possible and using the talents that are present. KUAP Pandipieri is now one of the oldest projects in East Africa and a recognized NGO that…

Philippines: Corona Related Mental Health Issues
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Philippines: Corona Related Mental Health Issues

The COVID-19 pandemic does not only bring physical infirmity but affects the total state of wellness of everybody. Nobody is never affected. Nothing is never untouched. The damage is so severe that it brings most governments, civil and religious, to its knees. However, something is being given an utmost important at this pandemic time, “mental…

India: Covid-19 Claims Lives of More Than 500 Priests and Religious
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India: Covid-19 Claims Lives of More Than 500 Priests and Religious

A detailed search has been carried out by Fr. Suresh Matthew OFM Cap in compiling details of Covid casualties of priests in India with the sole intention of helping the Church with data collection. Since it has been have seen European Churches gathering data and communicating it to the universal Church.Thanks to his efforts in…

Buea, Cameroon: Bishop Bibi Castigates Government Over Corona Funds Corruption
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Buea, Cameroon: Bishop Bibi Castigates Government Over Corona Funds Corruption

“I really felt bad that within a period like this when most people, most governments are trying to look for ways and means of combating COVID 19 disease – a virus that is killing and taking away the lives of many people – that people will still have the audacity to embezzle funds of this…