Africa - Prof Michael Kelly: “Let Us Cooperate to Defeat HIV, COVID-19, and Climate Change”.

On December 1, we commemorated World AIDS day. At age 91, on this year’s World AIDS Day, the indefatigable Professor Emeritus, Fr Michael Kelly, S.J. of the Zambia-Malawi Province shared a powerful message with the world instilling reassuring hope that we shall overcome this and all other pandemics including COVID-19. Fr Kelly shows the link between HIV and AIDS and other global problems like climate change and COVID-19 showing how they exacerbate HIV and AIDS but also demonstrates the power of united humanity to stop these crises. Fr. Kelly shared this message via the Professor Michael Kelly Annual Lecture on HIV and AIDS. Now Prof Emeritus, with great energy and relentless effort, Fr. Kelly dedicated a significant portion of the latter part of his active ministry to research and analysis showing the link between education, HIV/AIDS, and development. In recognition of his work in this area, the Irish Government established an annual lecture series on HIV and AIDS in his name – the Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS and a Father Michael Kelly Bursary to enable Zambian students to undertake higher studies relating to education and HIV/AIDS. The annual lecture series has been running since 2006 and Fr. Kelly has spoken at each one of those. Read more…