Author(s)N Roux; Chief Directorate: Population and Development, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
L Swartz; Chief Directorate: Population and Development, Department of Social Development, Private Bag X901, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
Department of Social Development
le gouvernement local
les soins à domicile ou dans la communauté
le Département de Développement
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AbstractThe primary goal of this study was to survey local government HIV/AIDS projects in South Africa.A total of 240 questionnaires were sent to local municipalities nationally between May and July 2002.A total of 44 municipalities returned their questionnaires, covering 53 projects. Most projects focused on prevention and awareness and the majority had awareness/prevention/information as part of their objectives as well as their activities. Home/community-based care was also prominent. It seems that in the future the focus of programme development will shift in this direction. Major constraints were a lack of funds, transport and trained personnel. Future emphasis must thus be put on these components. In addition government needs to put more resources into local government HIV/AIDS programmes since this tier will be the nodal point for national combatting of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. SAHARA-J (2004) 1(2): 99-106 Keywords: local government, HIV/AIDS, home/community-based care, Department of Social Development. RÉSUMÉ Le but principal de cette étude fut de sonder des projets du VIH/SIDA dans le gouvernement local en Afrique du Sud. Deux cents quarante questionnaires ont été envoyés aux municipalités locales du pays à partir du mois de mai jusqu'au mois de juillet 2002. Au total, 44 municipalités ont renvoyé leurs questionnaires. Ce derniers couvrent 53 projets. La plupart de projets se sont concentrés sur la prévention et la prise de conscience alors que la majorité de projets incluent la prise de conscience, la prévention et l'information parmi leurs objectif et leurs activités. Les soins à domicile ou dans la communauté étaient également saillants. Il semble que dans l'avenir le développement de programme se focalisera vers cette direction. Les contraintes majeures furent le manque de fonds, du transport et du personnel qualifié. De ce fait, dans l'avenir l'accent doit être mis sur ces facteurs. De plus, le gouvernement doit procurer davantage des ressources pour les programmes du VIH/SIDA au gouvernement local vu que cette étape sera le centre d'intérêt vis-à-vis le combat national contre l'épidémie du VIH/SIDA. SAHARA-J (2004) 1(2): 99-106 Mots clés: le gouvernement local, le VIH/SIDA, les soins à domicile ou dans la communauté, le Département de Développement Social.
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