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Hot off the Press!!!

UNAIDS issued a stark warning that if leaders fail to tackle inequalities, the world could face 7.7 million AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years…

press release here

CATHCA’s Training Manuals Designed for Community Health Workers and Community Advocates in the Catholic Health Network


The World Health Organization, together with the Steering Committee for the International Year of Health and Care Workers, call for immediate and concrete action to protect health and care workers from the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic

My HERO is YOU!!

“My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


“My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children.
It is not
encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher.

The CATHCA National Conference 2021

CATHCA’s first ever Virtual Conference was held on

Wednesday 8 September at 9 am on ZOOM

Below are some of the Presentations from the Conference

Strengthening Partnerships in HIV/AIDS Care

Rev. Zwo Nevhutalu – SA National AIDS Council

Spirituality and Mental Health

Dr Retha Kruidenier – Hospivision

Mental Health

Dr Freimond – Hospivision

Strengthening Community/Government Partnerships in Mental Health

Rev Thabiso Mashiloane 

Forthcoming Events

The latest from MEDBOX . . .

MEDBOX have prepared a new issue brief on COVID-19. This time on the
long-term effects of coronavirus infection, Long COVID (also known as long-haul COVID, post-acute COVID-19, long-term effects of COVID, or chronic COVID.

The CATHCA National Conference 2021

Wednesday 8 September at 9 am


In the News

U=U stands for: Undetectable = Untransmittable

An undetectable viral load on HIV treatment (ART) stops HIV transmission

“There should be no doubt that a person with sustained, undetectable levels of HIV in their blood cannot transmit HIV to their sexual partners.”

Professor Chloe Orkin, Chair, British HIV Association

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for people living with HIV?

Should people living with HIV be vaccinated against COVID-19?

The COVID-19 vaccines under development or approved by regulators are believed to be safe for most people, including people living with HIV.
Before vaccines are licensed for scale-up, national regulators . . . more 

Coming Soon . . .

1 July 2021

comes into Force!


The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)

 is South Africa’s latest major data privacy law – empowering its citizens with enforceable rights over their personal information, establishing eight minimum requirements for data processing (e.g. introducing consent as a required legal basis), creating a broad definition of personal information for comprehensive end-user protection, as well as forming the Information Regulator (SAIR) as lead enforcer and supervisor of the law.

  What do you need to know?

This ACT affects everybody!

Who we are

The Catholic Health Care Association of Southern Africa (CATHCA) is the Catholic Church’s associate body for health in South Africa, Botswana and Eswatini.

We are inspired by Mathew 25: 35-40, particularly verse 36 “…I was sick and you cared for me”.

We exist to empower an evolving health care network of 200+ community-based member organizations serving the poor and marginalised.

CATHCA has forged a relationship of mutual trust with its members, which is rooted in pragmatic solidarity, meaningful accompaniment and commitment to the principle of leaving no‐one behind.

We embrace collaboration with like-minded folks that support coordinated efforts towards health system strengthening and are dedicated to uphold the right to health and wellbeing for the most disadvantaged.

What we do

CATHCA envisions a world in which even the poorest individual has access to good quality and compassionate health care.

Rooted in the core values of integrity, respect, quality, and accountability, CATHCA’s six programme areas entail giving voice to underprivileged communities and partnering with civil society, government, and development partners in an effort to transform lives and bring about structural change and a more equitable society.

Who we partner with

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