AIDS & Health Care
CBM’s inspiration for health programs comes from the gospels where Jesus proclaimed the kingdom and healed the sick. We believe that health is not simply the absence of disease, but refers to something bigger.
True health, ultimately, is the presence of God’s shalom, which brings wellness to the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and cultural dimensions of an individual and community. This is what Jesus meant when He said that He came to bring life “to the full” (John 10:10).
CBM’s health programs combine compassionate care and measures to preserve life. A clinic for expectant mothers and infants in rural India reduces mortality rates. The Guardians of Hope project in Africa and India continue to address the personal and social tragedy of AIDS through efforts aimed at prevention and support for those who are infected. Chagas disease in Bolivia is caused by the vinchuca insect that lives in the cracks between the adobe bricks in houses of the poor. We provide medical assistance and home improvements such as plastered walls to protect households from contracting this deadly, transmitted disease. Other projects in Bolivia provide medical and dental care for street youth and children in prison with their mothers.