From health and community systems to systems for health
"Over the past 15 years, organizations and programmes have generated a growing body of evidence that documents the value of communities in responding to the AIDS epidemic. Numerous studies from around the world have also document the success of community health workers in enhancing the reach, uptake and quality of HIV services."
This report by UNAIDS provides details of the evidence base for community-provided services achieving scale, delivering quality services, and producing results. The report notes guidance from the World Health Organization and others calling for increased engagement of communities to provide a range of HIV and other health-related services. This report is intended as a guide to governments, in particular ministers of health and finance, in making decisions on the integration of community responses to HIV in national AIDS plans, including budget allocations. Resilient systems for health that integrate community responses will be key to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
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