Encounter Health

Prayer

As Catholics, we recognize that prayer guides our actions, it binds us in solidarity to one another, and connects us more deeply with the grace that flows from God.

“We express our solidarity with the people affected by HIV/AIDS, especially children, and we express our closeness to the many missionaries and health operators who work in silence. We pray for everyone, also for physicians and researchers. May every sick person, without exception, have access to the care he or she needs.” (Pope Francis, Angelus, Saint Peter's Square, 1st Sunday of Advent, 1 December 2013)

In 2013, malaria caused an estimated 584 000 deaths, mostly among African children. Malaria is preventable and curable. (World Health Organization)

"HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 39 million lives so far. According to 2014 estimates, nearly 1.5million people died from HIV-related causes globally, approximately 37million people are living with HIV with 2.1million people becoming newly infected with HIV in 2014 globally. (World Heath Organization)

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