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Collaborating With Traditional Healers for HIV Prevention by Unaids

By Unaids

Earlier collaborative tasks with conventional healers in Africa have defined case stories and defined their successes and screw ups. This record illustrates with in actual fact outlined steps how profitable collaborative tasks have comprehensive their targets, and the way the teachings learnt will be positioned to exploit in beginning new collaborations or increasing on current ones. additionally featured is a version approach that may be tailored for achieving out to standard healers, including the required steps for: construction belief between conventional healers and biomedical health and wellbeing practitioners; sharing of severe info from each side; developing mutual help mechanisms; and tracking and comparing the successes and screw ups of every activity.

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Training done by nurseries growing medicinal plants has resulted from the workshops. What are the challenges of the collaboration? Time From 2000–2002, workshops took place once a month. Although planned in broad terms, it was never possible to have a specific programme that would be completed by the end of the day. The healers would bring their own personal or client issues, which would be dealt with holistically, looking at the whole person, his/her body, mind, and spirit as well as her/his place in a family and community.

UNAIDS 7. Dependability, and consistent cooperation reported by clients and other organizations. Tools: Key informant interviews with traditional healers’ clients and leaders of community-based organizations and nongovernmental organizations. 8. If applicable, being registered with a recognized local/national/regional traditional healers’ association. Tools: Document review at Ministries of Health or Culture. All: Can use a checklist and profile writing4 of individual traditional healers. Leaders of collaborative initiatives have emphasized that one of the most important elements in identifying genuine and committed traditional healers is to spend some time with them.

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