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Title:Location of development NGOs providing HIV and AIDS services to young people in Cape Town, South Africa
Authors:Kareithi, Roselyn N.M.ISNI
Flisher, Alan J.ISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Volume:24
Issue:2
Pages:9-36
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:South Africa
Southern Africa
Subjects:AIDS
NGO
health care
location factors
youth
Medicine, Nutrition, Public Health
AIDS (Disease)--Prevention
HIV infections--Prevention
Non-governmental organizations
Abstract:Development nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have been crucial players in the context of HIV and AIDS from the onset of the epidemic in South Africa. The authors examine development NGOs that provide HIV and AIDS-related services to young people within the Cape Metropole District of the Western Cape Province, with a view to analysing the location of their offices and service sites in relation to area-level HIV prevalence rates. The data set is made up of 93 NGOs identified between October 2006 and August 2007. Whilst the results show that an increasing number of NGOs provide services to young people, thus suggesting a strategic response since young people bear the brunt of new HIV infections, the sheer numbers of NGOs do not translate into significant targeting of either offices or service sites within higher HIV prevalence areas. Thus NGO location is not determined by HIV prevalence. The authors argue that these findings must be considered by development practitioners, donors, planners and policymakers, in order to realign and intensify interventions in communities of most need. Moreover, there must be explicit acknowledgement of the importance of location and the utilization of HIV prevalence rates as a strategic intent for service delivery in order to turn the HIV and AIDS tide at a faster rate. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]

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