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HIV and AIDS policy launch
Heads of Christian denominations in Zimbabwe (HOCD)
November 03, 2005

The Heads of Christian denominations in Zimbabwe [HOCD], the umbrella body of all Christian Churches in Zimbabwe, will be launching an HIV and AIDS policy for all Christian Churches in Zimbabwe.

The event will be held at Harare Sheraton grounds on Friday 4th November 2005 starting at 9:00am. The guest of honour will be the Minister of Health and Child welfare, Dr David Paririnyatwa.

Over 100 guests are invited to this special event and these include senior Government officials, heads of Churches in Zimbabwe, Church HIV and AIDS coordinators, Pastors, Priests and Reverends that are committed to fight HIV and AIDS, People Living With HIV and AIDS [PLWHAs], representatives of various AIDS service organizations and representatives of international organizations and the donor community.

This comprehensive policy signals a new resolve by the heads of Church denominations in Zimbabwe in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The policy demonstrates a new determined unified approach by Churches in Zimbabwe to holistically respond to the pandemic through Christian based principles and values of prevention, mitigation and provision of comprehensive and compassionate care and support for the infected and affected without moral judgment following the example of Christ our Lord who treated the sick with love and above all with respect for their God given dignity.

For more information you can contact:

C.S. Ngwerume on +26311-753 653 or T. Hungwe on +263-91-885 336 or visit our offices at 10 Brooks Drive, Braeside, Harare

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