Catholic Aids Action(CAA)
Catholic Aids Action (CAA) was founded in 1998 by dr Lucy Steinitz and sr dr Raphaela Händler, through the Namibian Catholic Bishop’s Conference as Namibia’s first church-based response to the country’s HIV /AIDS crisis, which had already reached pandemic proportions. It has since grown to be the largest NGO responding to AIDS in Namibia, currently operating 14 offices in 9 of the 13 regions.
Working closely with local parishes and faith communities, the work and mission of Catholic AIDS Action has four principal focuses: home-based family care and counselling, youth education and prevention, care and support to orphans and vul-nerable children, and voluntary counselling and testing. Services are available to all, irrespective of religion, race or back-ground with a preferential option for the very poorest affected by this pandemic.