Sunrise Ministries has called on people living with HIV/AIDS to always be positive with their lives and adhere to their anti-retroviral therapy (ART), adding church leaders should refrain from letting people stop taking treatment after prayers.
The faith-based organization said on Thursday when it courted Chigoneka Support Group in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe where it also schooled the members of the group on healthy eating and trained church leaders on basic information regarding HIV/AIDS.
Sunrise Ministries humanitarian officer, Gloria Nsona, said it is important for church leaders to be schooled on issues related to HIV/AIDS arguing that a number of misconceptions have arisen in the recent past on the same.
“At times church leaders have gone to the extent of telling people on HIV treatment to stop taking their drugs which is uncalled for. Today we engaged them and had a healthy discussion on how they can be supportive to them,” said Nsona.
She added that they will soon be rolling out a nationwide campaign whose aim is to reach to as many church leaders as possible on the same.
Sunrise Ministries, which operates under the International Christian Assembly (ICA), works with funding from Ephesians 3 (E3), a United Kingdom (UK) organization with regional headquarters in South Africa managed by Pastor Sinatra Matimelo.
The organization mostly supports vulnerable and disadvantaged children like orphans by supporting them in school and offering them shelter.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :