The Population Council and Health Systems Trust conducted national, provincial, and community dissemination meetings in 2006 in KwaZulu Natal (KZN), Limpopo, and Gauteng provinces to share results from a 2005 research study: “Understanding barriers and challenges to effective community participation in the rollout of HIV/AIDS treatment and care services.” The objectives were to share the research findings with the communities and organizations that participated in the study; solicit participants’ input in understanding and utilizing the findings; facilitate interaction and exchange between stakeholders including community and facility-based providers involved in ART services; develop key strategies to operationalize findings and for development of appropriate interventions and activities; and promote use of study findings to inform policy decisions and program priorities at the community, provincial, and national levels. This report, which complements the study’s full and summary research reports, highlights the main issues raised by participants and offers suggestions for utilizing research results and priorities for follow-up activities and interventions.
Population Council and Health Systems Trust. 2006. "Understanding barriers and challenges to effective community participation in the rollout of HIV/AIDS treatment and care services: Report on research results dissemination meetings." Johannesburg: Population Council.