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EHAIA Adherence Manuals

Treatment Adherence and Faith Healing in the Context of HIV and AIDS in Africa

Training Manual for Religious Leaders

This series of manuals emerged out of the realization that exclusive claims of faith healing in the context of HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa are compromising adherence to antiretroviral therapy. It recognizes that religious leaders are strategically placed to promote adherence (following through on the use of medication as suggested by a treating doctor) to antiretroviral therapy and to challenge stigma and discrimination.

The manual consists of practical, user-friendly units designed for use with faith communities, theological institutions, and theological education by extension. It is a living document and is adaptable to different contexts.

English
Edited by Masiiwa Ragies Gunda, Nyambura J. Njoroge, Ezra Chitando, and Pauline Wanjiru Njiru
Specs: 87p, A4, Four colour cover
ISBN: 978-2-8254-1716-4 
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Kiswahili
Uzingatiaji wa Matibabu na Uponyaji wa Kiimani katika Muktadha wa VVU na UKIMWI Barani Afrika: Mwongozo wa Mafunzo kwa Viongozi wa Dini
Umehaririwa na Masiiwa Gunda, Nyambura J. Njoroge, Ezra Chitando, Pauline Wanjiru Njiru 
ISBN: 978-2-8254-1716-4 
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French
La «guérison par la foi seule» face à l’infection au VIH: Manuel à l’usage des responsables religieux
Edited by Teyi Dogbeda Lawson-Kpavuvu and Ayoko T. Bahun-Wilson
ISBN: 978-2-8254-1718-8 
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Kinyarwanda
Gukir’ agakoko gatera Sida mu kwizera gusa: Integanya nyigisho z’abayobozi b’amatorero n’amadini Igitabo cyagenewe abayobozi b’amatorero n’amadini
Abanditsi: Teyi Dogbeda Lawson-Kpavuvu & Ayoko T. Bahun-Wilson
Abahinduzi mu Kinyarwanda: Olivier Munyensanga Ndayizeye, Chrysostom Niyonteze,
Paul Nkurunziza & Gisèle Girukwishaka (KInyarwandan translation)
ISBN: 978-2-8254-1701-0 
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Treatment and Faith

These manuals are the product of a series of consultations held in Kenya, Zambia and Uganda facilitated by WCC’s Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (WCC- EHAIA) in collaboration with faith communities, national AIDS councils, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the American President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

From the foreword by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary:

This manual seeks to challenge the false dichotomy that places antiretroviral therapy and faith healing at opposite ends of the spectrum. The intent is to mobilize religious leaders to regard antiretroviral therapy as an integral part of God’s healing strategy. Further, it enjoins religious leaders to play a critical role in promoting HIV testing, treatment uptake and adherence in the context of HIV and AIDS.