Africa's HIV/AIDS Crisis

The story of how the Church of Tanzania is coping with the HIV AIDS crisis.



Africa’s HIV/AIDS Problem



  • Missions Today (the magazine published by the Propagation of the Faith/English Canadian Branch. Online version.


Study Guide


The goal of this program is to introduce students to the work on HIV/AIDS being carried out today by Catholic Church in Tanzania.


1. Show this program Africa's HIV/AIDS Problem

2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following impressions from the video:

  • Name some of the main characters in this DVD and say what it is they are trying to do for the people of Tanzania.
  • What have we learned about the Catholic Church in Tanzania?
  • In what ways is the Tanzanian Church working on the crisis of HIV/AIDS? What did you know after viewing the DVD that you didn’t know before?
  • Give three reasons why Canadian Catholics should support the work of the Church in Tanzania.

3. Option for Take-Home Assignment

Via the Internet find more facts about:

  • The problem of HIV AIDS in Tanzania
  • The profile of Church in Tanzania, is population, number of priests, religious brothers and sisters.
  • What are the key ways the Church is trying to help those who suffer directly from HIV/AIDS and also the close family members who are also suffering.

In groups, make presentations to the class about any or all of the above.