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A Multi-country research on community home based care and their potential in scaling up HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes
ETC, in collaboration with the Athena Institute of the VU University in Amsterdam, assisted in the preparation and implementation of a multi country research on HIV. The overall purpose of the research was to inform (i) the Caregivers Action Network’s efforts to influence international policy and research agenda with regard to care giving and (ii) the UNAIDS/WHO Treatment 2.0 agenda.
The specific objectives are to:
Research methodology included various tools such as: (i) data collection among international experts in HIV and primary health care, (ii) a desk review of existing literature, (iii) semi-structured interviews with key informants at the national level, (iv) in-depth studies of community caregiving programmes, and (vi) a second round of semi-structured interviews with key informant at national level, a questionnaire among a larger sample of community care and support organisations in-country as well as meetings to disseminate, verify, discuss and validate research findings. Preliminary research findings were presented at the International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. in July 2012. Publications in which the final research findings will be disseminated are forthcoming.
|Countries/Countries||South Africa, Ethiopia, Zambia and Malawi|
|Duration of project||One and a half years|
|Client/partner||Cordaid, UNAIDS, Caregivers Action Network|
|Contactperson (within ETC)||Carolien Aantjes|