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Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese accompanied by Fr. Columban Odhiambo during the blessing of the new 19-bed capacity Renal Unit at St. Mary's Mumias Hospital. The initiative was realized in partnership with Africa Healthcare Network. Credit: St. Mary's Mumias Hospital/Kakamega Diocese

How a Bank Donation Has Made COVID-19 Situation at a Kenyan Catholic Hospital Manageable

The leadership of St. Mary's Mission Hospital Mumias, one of the Catholic health facilities in Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese, is taking pride in the manner the situation at the facility has transformed, attributing the positive turn of events to a bank donation.

Bishop Joseph Mbatia (right) receiving a donation of  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Equity bank, a Kenya-based financial institution/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Mission Hospitals “straining” to Contain Pandemic amid Government Neglect

Catholic Mission Hospitals are over-stretching their resources while attending to COVID-19 cases in the country, the Bishop at the helm of the Health Commission of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has said.  

Bishop Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa of Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese.

Move to Enlist Doctors into Army in Zimbabwe Causing “distress, unconstitutional”: Prelate

A Catholic Bishop in Zimbabwe has termed as “unconstitutional” the move by President Emerson Mnangagwa-led Government to enroll “junior (medical) doctors” into the army before they are allowed to work in State hospitals.

Members of the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau receiving Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) from the Government of Germany through its Embassy in the country in a bid to support the fight against COVID-19. / German Embassy Kampala/Facebook Page

Over 900 Health Workers in Uganda’s Catholic Health Facilities Get PPEs in COVID-19 Fight

At least 900 health workers serving in dozens of Catholic facilities spread across Uganda have benefitted from Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) from the Government of Germany through its Embassy in the country in a bid to support the fight against COVID-19 in the East African nation, Radio Sapientia reported Wednesday, September 30.

Fr. Peter Konteh with the award received by Caritas Freetown during the commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day on August 19. / Caritas Freetown

Caritas Freetown Feted for Impacting Vulnerable Lives in Sierra Leone

The charity arm of the Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone working among the marginalized and vulnerable groups has been awarded for its humanitarian activities that have changed thousands of lives in the West African country before and after the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Caritas Uganda Reaches Out to Over 1.2 Million People with Humanitarian Support

The development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in Uganda, Caritas Uganda, has reached out to over one million people living within the borders of the East African nation, offering them humanitarian support amid COVID-19 challenges, a report obtained by ACI Africa indicates.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) / Samuel Waweru/KCCB

Bishops in Kenya Appeal for Support to Reach Millions Affected by COVID-19 Crisis

Catholic Bishops in the East African nation of Kenya are appealing for support to facilitate the realization of their collective initiative that seeks to assist those affected by COVID-19 pandemic, especially the most vulnerable, “including the 2.5 million people living in informal settlements.”

Bishop Emmanuel Fianu, Episcopal Chairman of Health in Ghana (3rd from left) with Bishop Afrifah-Agyekum of Koforidua and other dignitaries at the launching of the 2020 World Day of the Sick and the opening of the St. Pauline Clinic at the National Catholic Secretariat, Accra on February 7, 2020. Extreme right is Fr. Lazarus Anondee, Secretary General of the National catholic Secretariat. / Damian Avevor.

Church in Ghana Appeals for Protective Gear to Aid Catholic Hospitals Battling COVID-19

As health facilities grapple with a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) in the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 and the increasing number of people infected with the disease, the Catholic Church in Ghana has launched an appeal inviting all Catholics to donate protective equipment and other medical supplies to support the 46 Hospitals and the 83 Clinics run by the Church under the National Catholic Health Service in the fight against the pandemic.