Medical Research Council
World Health Organization
Health Systems Trust
2011-2012 Education Sector HIV and AIDS: Global Progress Survey- Progression, Regression or Stagnation?UNAIDS
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)
A Rapid Appraisal of Community-based HIV/AIDS Care and Support Programs In South Africa
Any discussion of AIDS care and support thus inevitably turns to a consideration of how to achieve greater community participation, both in minimising impacts on the formal health sector and in meeting the needs of people infected and affected by HIV. Yet decades of experience in implementing primary health care have shown that meaningful community involvement in health services is not easy to develop and sustain, and is especially hard to institutionalise on a wide scale. Similarly, evaluations in various southern African countries have dispelled the idea that home-based care is necessarily a quick-fix and cost-efficient alternative to hospital-based care.
The review methods included a literature review, 68 key informant interviews, and visits to 20 projects across the country. We defined AIDS community-based care and support as being all AIDS activities that are based outside conventional health services.