Fr Stefan Hippler

Patient Leader

I am a Roman-Catholic priest from Germany working since 17 years in South Africa. Being overwhelmed by the extend of HIV and AIDS in the country, I founded together with a pediatric doctor the organization HOPE Cape Town which focuses on HIV - AIDS and children as well as families. From vegetable garden, early childhood development till academic research we try to cover every aspect of HIV and children and giving them a chance to live life to the fullest. Being a priest I also consider HIV a sign of the time stipulating a change in area in moral theology, working with priests being HIV-positive, advocating to turn stigma into blessings. A topic not always welcome in my church.

Past Awards Participation

Fourth Annual Health Activist Awards


Health Activist Hero
Fr Stefan Hippler

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