Following the 5th Panafrican Conference, held in Ouagadougou in September 2000, the Togolese Red Cross decided to rethink its activities in order to maximize impact at the community level, in accordance with the ARCHI 2010 initiative (Health Initiative of the African Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies). The Togolese Red Cross mobilized its volunteers into …
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The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) recognized the increasing vulnerability of households to HIV/AIDS as early as 1988, when it set up the Integrated AIDS Project (IAP). This document describes its home-based care (HBC) programme and recent developments resulting from the 2002–2003 drought. It also highlights constraints and areas for further development. Published in 2004.
The following case study provides an example of successful community-based food security initiatives in Lesotho which have the potential for long-term impact and lend to the possibility of replication in order to support communities facing food security crises. Published in 2009.