Local Level HIV/AIDS Response

Community entry points: Opportunities and strategies for engaging community supported HIV/AIDS prevention responses

Date Published: 
2010 Mar 31
Authors: 
Kevin Kelly, Asta Rau & Erin Stern

Community entry points: Opportunities and strategies for engaging community supported HIV/AIDS prevention responses

This study expanded on CADRE’s previous research into the effects of large scale funding on local-level systems for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and malaria. This study examines lessons learned from strengthening the prevention response in community settings and the challenges of, and efficiencies gained through a community-based model of service delivery. It also looks at how communities develop indigenous prevention messages and methods and provides suggestions on how to increase effective service delivery of HIV prevention through promoting access to and absorption of funds by community organisations. 

Local Level Responses to HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Date Published: 
2009 Jul 1
Authors: 
Kevin Kelly and Mirjam van Donk

'Local level responses to HIV/AIDS in South Africa' reviews the role of local level responses in HIV prevention and AIDS responses in South Africa and how these might be optimised.  The significance of ‘locality’ in HIV/AIDS responses is examined as well as two main ways in which local responses to HIV/AIDS have been promoted in South Africa (through civil society initiatives and local government).  The case is made for a locality-based approach to HIV/AIDS and then an overview of the state of local level responses is given.

Portrait of an African community responding to AIDS

Date Published: 
2008 Sep 1
Authors: 
Kevin Kelly
'Portrait of an African community responding to AIDS' tells the story of a remarkable community organisation in Tanzania, the Faraja Trust Fund. Anyone interested in how communities respond to the challenges brought about by HIV and AIDS will find this report of interest. The report reflects on the relatively undocumented role of civil society organisations and their success. The story is also about the efforts of external funders to assist in alleviating problems that are deeply embedded at the community level. The study, commissioned by the Ford Foundation’s East Africa office, raises questions about what constitutes viable and sustainable community HIV/AIDS responses and how these can be best supported. 

Pioneers, Partners, Providers: The Dynamics of Civil Society & AIDS Funding in Southern Africa

Date Published: 
2008 Sep 9
Authors: 
Karen Birdsall & Kevin Kelly
Pioneers, Partners, Providers: The Dynamics of Civil Society & AIDS Funding in Southern Africa

The vicious circularity of mental health effects of HIV/AIDS: Symptom and cause of poor responses to the epidemic.

Date Published: 
2008 Jul 11
Authors: 
Kevin Kelly, Melvyn Freeman, Nkululeko Nkomo & Pumla Ntlabati

The vicious circularity of mental health effects of HIV/AIDS: Symptom and cause of poor responses to the epidemic.   

Abstract 

In this paper we consider the possibility that psychosocial effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic may have acted to sustain and entrench the epidemic. After reviewing the evidence for an association between HIV/AIDS and psychological dysfunction in the form of breakdown of coping responses to the point of psychiatric disorder, we suggest that it is not inevitable that this should have happened.  We argue that these effects are partially created and certainly sustained by the manner in which the epidemic has been responded to. Reviewing findings from our previous research on mental health effects of HIV/AIDS and analysing interviews conducted with HIV positive respondents, we describe psychological responses to HIV infection and their possible epidemiological consequences. We argue that these have acted with vicious circularity, undermining responses to the epidemic and compounding the predisposing psychosocial vectors of HIV infection. In closing we suggest that particular intervention strategies need to be much more carefully thought through and we make some recommendations regarding the need to respond to the mental health dimensions of HIV/AIDS. 

Strengthening community health systems: Perceptions and responses to changing community needs

Date Published: 
2007 Jul 14
Authors: 
Mzamani Benjamin Makhubele, Warren Parker & Karen Birdsall
Strengthening community health systems: Perceptions and responses to changing community needs

AIDS Stigma as Epidemiological Problem and Municipal Governance Priority

Date Published: 
2006 Jul 14
Authors: 
Kevin Kelly
AIDS Stigma as Epidemiological Problem and Municipal Governance Priority. Conference on Launching of a Coalition of African Cities against Racism and Discrimination, Nairobi

Models for Funding and Coordinating Community-Level Responses to HIV/AIDS

Date Published: 
2007 Jul 14
Authors: 
Karen Birdsall, Pumla Ntlabati, Kevin Kelly & Prerna Banati
Models for Funding and Coordinating Community-Level Responses to HIV/AIDS

Supporting Local Government Responses to HIV/AIDS: Positions, Priorities, Possibilities

Date Published: 
2004 Jul 14
Authors: 
Kevin Kelly
Supporting Local Government Responses to HIV/AIDS: Positions, Priorities, Possibilities

Community Responses to HIV/AIDS: An Audit of AIDS-related Activity in Three South African Communities.

Date Published: 
2005 Jul 14
Authors: 
Karen Birdsall & Kevin Kelly
Community Responses to HIV/AIDS: An Audit of AIDS-related Activity in Three South African Communities. South African National AIDS Conference, Durban
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