This is a quick one, and no doubt for a very small audience. Anyone currently working on “strengthening community systems” within HIV, TB and Malaria programmes – particularly in the context of the current round of funding recently launched by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, may be interested. While the paper started off as an investigation of the problems in strengthening HIV prevention in the era of HIV treatment – a major issue faced by HIV programmes in recent years – it became clear that the problems in “linking” different areas of programming are not only about different objectives but also about the problems in linking services that are provided in clinical facilities and those provided in communities. And this is why I think some of this paper will be relevant to those working on community systems now.
Please feel free to circulate. Many thanks to the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) who commissioned the report, for agreeing to me posting it before editing and formal publication. As noted in the attached file, ICASO should be credited in citations of the report.