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Progress also happens in Tanzania, Burkina Faso and other countries….
The key question is...
What distinguishes these countries from others?
In these countries, people have taken local ownership of the issue “ This is OUR problem and we are going to do something about it!”
People drive effective responses to HIV Health services are needed but don’t replace what people do for themselves
Once communities take ownership, they will respond locally to the issue Local Response Local Response Local Response Local Response Local Response Local Response Local Response Local Response Local Response Local Response Local Response Local Response
Well, our experience around the world shows...
Communities are S timulated to change behaviour when others That is why our Way of Working is SALT A ppreciate their strengths T ransfer their learning to other contexts L earn actively and link them to others
SALT reveals the community’s capacity to build a vision for the future, assess their situation, act, adapt and learn We call this cycle, the Community Life Competence Process.
UNAIDS Evaluation (2005) "between 83% and 87% [of AIDS Competence Process users] are satisfied and confident that the program achieves impact within communities. WHO-UNICEF Evaluation Papua New Guinea (2009) “ The AIDS Competence Process is an effective approach in combating HIV/AIDS through local empowerment. For its low-cost but often labor intensive input of resources, the output has been substantial.” Roll Back Malaria / MACEPA Evaluation (2008) “ The Malaria Competence process is very likely to foster a strong sense of community ownership and led to a surge in community-led initiatives”
And read hundreds of blogs from more than 20 countries on www.aidscompetence.ning.com
The process is cost-effective “ T he AIDS Competence Programme was found to be highly cost-effective when compared to other programmes (0.10 to US$ 2.00 per person reached )” – UNAIDS (2005) The Constellation is cost-effective “ The administrative overhead costs of the Constellation in 2008 amounted to 5,8% “ - Belgian Ministry of Finance (2009) Tools and online course can be accessed for free
1. Visit our website : www.communitylifecompetence.org 2. Join our online community : www.aidscompetence.ning.com 3. Apply SALT today. Learn more on www.communitylifecompetence.org/whatyoucando 4. Contact Gaston to see how we can support [email_address]