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The Social Context of HIV in Africa AIDS and Religion, 17 March. Programme. Introduction – also to DCA, Danish Church Aid CHAZ - Introduction and HIV/AIDS strategic plan 2006-10 Break Patriarchal Sins - Japhet Ndlovu Analysis of situation in 10 West/Central African countries.
Do you agree or disagree on the following statements:
Access their rights to reduce their vulnerability to HIV and AIDS, and communities are empowered to alleviate the negative consequences of HIV and AIDS.
Zambia, with a population of over 10.3 million and an annual growth rate of 2.9 percent - is one of the Sub Saharan African countries worst affected by the HIV and AIDS pandemic. The Zambia demographic survey 2005-2006 reports an adult HIV prevalence of 16% in 2002 (23% in urban areas, 11% rural (ZDHS 2002). Zambia is experiencing a generalised epidemic.
to own children,
Increased risk of HIV/AIDSBackground
Zambia is now making considerable progress in strengthening its grant administration systems for CSOs, especially those in non-metropolitan areas. For example, the Church Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ) now have well-established systems for supporting grant-making to FBOs.
CHAZ has been able to win finance from other donors for HIV/AIDS activities, most notably from the EU to scale up the model by starting it 5 new sites, and from the Global Fund.
The key feature is that, apart from the project leader, it is a volunteer based intervention. Both health personnel and community members volunteer for training and carrying out prevention and care activities. It is community-based, depending on early engagement of and leadership by community leaders.
CHAZ multisectoral approach:
Regarding I, Outcome: 1People in the targeted sites have access to HIV/AIDS Education and Behavior Change information
The life skills are a set of psychological competencies that empower young people to deal with the challenges in their life and helps young people to develop their self awareness. Life skills education aims to develop coping strategies, communication strategies, problem analysis and problem solving, interpersonal relationships.
Thematic area V: PromoteHuman Rights ,Gender and Advocacy
discriminatory practices and lack of basic sexual and reproductive health rights.
There is a call for leadership in faith based organisations to:
(CHAZ organisation in Zambia is a good example of a FBO being able to do so)