Since faith-based organizations (FBOs) provide an estimated 30 percent to 70 percent of health care in Africa, they should be used to help fight HIV/AIDS, according to a study of nongovernmental organizations reported by PlusNews. FBOs have established relationships and trust in their communities, according to the report, and they can quickly respond to situations, send messages and identify those most in need. Study authors recommend FBOs be used to address stigma, cultural practices (such as not taking meds to let God heal disease) and the distribution of services.

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