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Zambia National Facilitation Team (NFT) Report, 17 - 18 February 2005
Human Capacity Development
by Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ)

Internationally, there has been very little achievement made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Organizations go into communities with their own ideas, and end up fragmenting the local responses. We have had education and are seen as experts, but we all need to learn from the communities. ICAASA 1999 in Zambia affirmed the meaning of Local Response to include persons, family, and neighborhood. In terms of resources Zambia has more resources now and everyone has become very busy. Pressures have demanded that we are taken away from some of the activities we want to be involved in. We are chasing numbers, and hoping to worry about quality later. Yet we know that responses will not be driven by money but by human beings. There is much talk of behavioral change, but organizations also need to have behavioral change based on appreciation for local responses, learning from them, and adapting themselves to those local responses.

Publication Type: Article / Chapter / Essay
Publisher: Aqila Printers (2005)
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Language: English

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