Access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHAs) will continue to dramatically improve over the next few years: drug costs are coming down as cheaper generic medications become available; donor funds to support HIV and AIDS responses are increasing; and governments, public health facilities and community groups are increasingly inspired to act.
This report highlights the role and added value of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in providing support to community-based organisations (CBOs) and other NGOs in responding to HIV and AIDS. It is part of a strategic partnership between the Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT) and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (the Alliance).
This report, which draws on the rich experiences of organisations working in the field, focuses on this growing trend to integrate home-based care initiatives with those serving children affected by HIV and AIDS. It advocates for integration, and looks at the challenges as well as the benefits of doing so.
Sub-Saharan Africa and southern Africa in particular remains the region highest in HIV prevalence in the world. Key drivers for the epidemic have been identified as multiple concurrent partnerships by both men and women with low consistent condom use and in the context of low levels of male circumcision.
School Without Walls (SWW) began in 1993, in response to the needs and demands of SAT's CBO and NGO partners in the southern Africa region. SWW is a pioneering initiative of south-to-south skills training, lesson-sharing, mentoring relationships, and study visits.
Reflections on South-South learning over the past 20 years
The practice and activities of psychosocial support by communities and families for children and adolescents living with HIV.