An exploratory study of the factors affecting the provision of church-based HIV and AIDS-related services and activities in Gaborone, Botswana

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dc.contributor.advisor Dalton, Anne Marie
dc.coverage.spatial Botswana
dc.creator Davis, Antoinette
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-04T18:09:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-04T18:09:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other RA643.86 B552 G33 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/23741
dc.description viii, 121 leaves ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 110-121).
dc.description.abstract This exploratory, qualitative study focused on one sector of civil society (organized religion) and sought to document Christian church-based HIV and AIDS-related services and activities in Gaborone, Botswana and to determine the principal factors that affect the churches' ability to provide these services. Overall, this study was meant to further the understanding of the role of Christian churches in HIV and AIDS mitigation efforts; to contribute to the body of church-based health promotion literature in countries of the South, and to generate recommendations to facilitate the ability of Christian churches to assist more fully and efficiently in the country's coordinated HIV and AIDS mitigation efforts. Qualitative data were collected through one-on-one in-depth semi-structured interviews with 13 Christian church leaders and 3 key community informants. The results of this study revealed that churches provide a variety of HIV and AIDS programs, services and activities, yet the varying degree of perceived or actual support available to churches through internal and external social relations had a significant impact on their ability to provide effective HIV and AIDS-related services. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc RA643.86.B552
dc.subject.lcsh HIV infections -- Botswana -- Gaborone -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh AIDS (Disease) -- Botswana -- Gaborone -- Prevention
dc.subject.lcsh Church and social problems -- Botswana -- Gaborone
dc.title An exploratory study of the factors affecting the provision of church-based HIV and AIDS-related services and activities in Gaborone, Botswana en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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