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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 15 Community mobilisation against HIV infection in Kenya


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 15 Community mobilisation against HIV infection in Kenya Tilly Sellers and AJ Oloo Introduction Developing the methodology There are few successful models of rural HIV We knew of only a few examples of the use of counselling and testing in Africa. Work in participatory approaches for mobilising Uganda has shown the difficulties of setting up communities against HIV infection (Barnett, rural access to counselling and testing without 1994; Duangsa, this issue). We thus decided to the villagers themselves participating in use a modified form of Participatory Rural decision making and planning (Seeley et al., Appraisal (PRA) to which we added selected 1991). When, in 1993 villagers in 15 villages in SARAR1 techniques and our own activities. To Siaya District, Kenya asked CDC/KEMRI to emphasise that it is the villagers themselves provide access to HIV-antibody testing, a who collect and analyse data and make participatory methodology was sought that decisions based on what they find, we called the would involve the villagers and which would be new methodology Participatory Rural Research culturally sensitive. Furthermore, subsequent on AIDS (PRRA - yet another acronym). meetings established that the needs of these villages in relation to HIV and ...

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