Evaluation of the Community-Based Response to HIV/AIDS

A few months ago the Pacific AIDS Network shared findings from the Community HIV/HCV Evaluation and Reporting Tool (CHERT), a survey tool that aims to demonstrate the impact community-based HIV/HCV organizations are making across British Columbia. Similarly, the World Bank undertook an evaluation to explore the extent to which community-based organizations (CBOs) have contributed to stemming the HIV epidemic over time in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Evaluation highlights from Kenya show that CBOs provide added value in addressing the epidemic in specific ways that are closely tied to the services they provide. Additionally, this study demonstrated that Kenyan CBOs play an important role in mobilizing community resources, such as volunteer care givers. Utilization of treatment and care services as well as HIV testing did not seem to be affected by the level of CBO engagement, which may be due to the fact that CBOs do not typically provide these services. To review the rest of the evaluation highlights from Kenya, click here.

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Elayne Vlahaki, MPH
Program Manager
BC HIV/HCV Evaluation Advisory Group