The African Jesuit Aids Network (AJAN) is based in Nairobi and provides outreach across sub-Saharan Africa. Jesuit Mission supports AJAN's projects as well as its work at the Centre Esperance Loyola (CEL) in Lome in Togo. AJAN'S mission is to help Jesuits in sub-Saharan Africa to respond to HIV and AIDS in an effective, evangelical and coordinated manner. Most of AJAN's AIDS ministries are modest efforts embedded in traditional Jesuit works such as parishes, social projects and communications, high-school education and university chaplaincy, Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit formation.
Jesuit Mission also supports the work of Jesuit Refugee Service in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, Uganda (Emergency Refugee Program), Ethiopia (Emergency Refugee Program), Sudan (educational programs) and across Southern Africa.
Read more about Jesuit Mission's work in Africa
Engaging, not fighting
Established during the tumultuous years of political and industrial change in then-Rhodesia, Silveira House, which is supported by Jesuit Mission, continues to bring about peaceful, revolutionary change in the lives of the poor and marginalised in modern-day Zimbabwe, writes Fr Gibson Munyoro SJ. Read more...
A priveleged place to fight HIV and Aids
Experience has shown that in a sub-Saharan African context, the parish can be a privileged place to fight HIV/AIDS. In the second of an AJANews mini-series about AIDS ministry in Jesuit parishes, Fr Robert Dundon SJ writes about his work in St Joseph's Parish in Benin City, Nigeria.