Mainstreaming Local Government Responses to HIV/AIDS: A Case Study of the City of Cape Town's HIV/AIDS/TB Multi-Sectoral Strategy

Terence Smith
2007

This report documents the City of Cape Town's HIV/AIDS/TB Multi-Sectoral Strategy as a case study of one large urban municipality's attempt to mainstream its response to HIV/AIDS. In 2000, the City embarked on a plan to provide a comprehensive, multi-sectoral response to HIV/AIDS and TB amongst both its staff, as well as the communities it serves. During the course of the strategy's implementation over the last six years, the City has increasingly attempted to frame its multi-sectoral response in terms of 'mainstreaming.' While some important progress has been made, the experience of the City of Cape Town also reveals a range of challenges that local governments are likely to confront in their efforts to mainstream HIV/AIDS.

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