Maseru: UNAIDS, 2003. 282 p.
This document is aimed mainly at health organisations, educators, church leaders and scholars. The main objective is to address the alarming spread of HIV and AIDS in Lesotho and to find strategies to prevent it. This document has the endorsement of the government secretary of the kingdom of Lesotho. This document has 16 chapters which include; 1) Lesotho: a heritage of will; 2) Turning a crisis into an opportunity - an overview; 3) Understanding the linkages between HIV and AIDS and development; 4) HIV and AIDS in Lesotho; 5) Social mobilisation for an HIV and AIDS - competent society; 6) Information and communication technologies and HIV and AIDS: powerful tools in the response to the pandemic; 7) Culture, the message and the messenger: the role of the culture in the communication of critical social messages; 8) Personal and institutional transformation as pre-requisites for success; 9) The role of government in scaling up the national response to HIV and AIDS pandemic; 10) The role of civil society in scaling the national response to HIV and AIDS pandemic; 11) The role of the private sector in scaling up the national response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic; 12) The role of international partners in scaling up the national response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic; 13) Children rearing children: a challenge at the heart of the pandemic; 14) Mechanisms for an appropriate national response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic; 15) Financing the national response; and 16) Conclusion: taking ownership of the HIV and AIDS challenge.
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