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  1. Nurturing enabling environments for culturally appropriate HIV and AIDS policies through informed public dialogue the case of Botswana and Zambia

    As part of UNESCO’s strategy to respond to the global HIV and AIDS epidemic, the Culture, HIV and AIDS program works to support the development of culturally appropriate policies and programming that are gender-responsive, human-rights based and built on a thorough analysis of the cultural and social specificities of those communities concerned. UNESCO’s ‘official’ definition of culture as contained in the UNESCO Mexico City Declaration on Cultural Policies (1982) reads as following: “a set of distinctive spiritual and material, intellectual and emotional characteristics which define a soci …

  2. Coordination for vulnerable children: Alliance Zambia's efforts to strengthen government and community OVC systems

    Alliance Zambia's experience implementing a programme to strengthen community support systems for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) has highlighted coordination within government, and partnership between government and civil society, as essential building blocks for effective OVC support.

  3. Les associations dans la réponse à l'épidémie VIH/Sida au Burkina Faso

    En 1986, les autorités sanitaires du Burna Faso déclaraient les premiers cas de sida à l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé. Les enquêtes de séroprévalence réalisées dès 1997 devaient révéler le caractère endémique de la maladie, faisant du « pays des Hommes Intègres » l'un des pays les plus touchés de l'frique de l'Ouest. En 1994, une étude nationale organisée parmi 2159 femmes enceintes dans 8 sites sentinelles montra une prévalence moyenne de 7,3 % (PNUD 2001 : 4). Neuf ans plus tard, la prévalence nationale était estimée à 4,2 % (ONUSIDA 2004). …

  4. Reducing the burden of HIV & AIDS care on women and girls. VSO policy brief

    This policy brief builds on VSO's earlier work, Gendering AIDS: women, men, empowerment, mobilisation, and highlights the crisis in delivering equitable health care for people living with HIV & AIDS, and the overwhelming burden it places on women and girls. It identifies changes that VSO is advocating for and provides recommendations to key stakeholders for policy and programme change.

  5. Pioneers, partners, providers: the dynamics of civil society and AIDS funding in Southern Africa

    This report from the Open society initiative for Southern Africa and the Centre for AIDS Development Research and Evaluation examines the AIDS funding environment through a civil society lens. It presents and discusses findings from a six-country study access to AIDS funding by civil society organisations (CSOs) in southern Africa. The study draws upon data from 439 CSO conducting AIDS response activities as well as community case studies and interviews with a selection of donor institutions in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia. It focuses on the period 2001 to 2005.

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