Collaborating With Traditional Healers For Hiv Prevention And Care In Sub-saharan Africa : Suggestions For Programme Managers And Field Workers

Authors: Unaids
ISBN-10: 9291733423
ISBN-13: 9789291733422
Keywords: care, sub, sahara, prevention, hiv, traditional, healers, collaborating
Formats: Read Online And/Or Other Formats
Copyrights: General Copyright
Publisher: World Health Organization
Published Time: World Health Organization
Pages: 59
Previous collaborative initiatives with traditional healers in Africa have described case studies and outlined their successes and failures. This document illustrates with clearly defined steps how successful collaborative initiatives have accomplished their objectives, and how the lessons learnt can be put to use in initiating new collaborations or expanding on existing ones. Also featured is a model strategy that can be adapted for reaching out to traditional healers, together with the necessary steps for: building trust among traditional healers and biomedical health practitioners; sharing of critical information from both sides; creating mutual support mechanisms; and monitoring and evaluating the successes and failures of each endeavor.

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