Community based system in HIV treatment (CoBaSys)


Empowering community to support antiretroviral delivery programmes for patients with HIV infection in Southern and Eastern African Countries: a regional network for policy advocacy targeting vulnerable groups.

The CoBaSys project aims at fostering the integration of the six African partner countries (Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana and Namibia) with the European partners in order to create a stable cooperative network where exchange of knowledge and best practices in the promotion of quality health care in the field of HIV treatments is the main result to be achieved. The specific objectives are:

- to empower local communities in their fight against HIV/AIDS through participatory research and action programme (PRA) within the identified target areas;

- to generate shared knowledge and learning on HIV/AIDS treatment at the level of national policies and programmes related;

- to favour local stakeholders advocacy towards national health policies concerning HIV/AIDS treatment;

Source of funding: ACP Science and Technology Programme

Starting date: 21 October 2009

Duration: 36 months

Partners: Dip. di Politica, Istituzioni, Storia (Centro di Studi Storici e Politici su Africa e Medio Oriente), University di Bologna; Institute for Development Policy and Management, University di Manchester, UK; Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Finland; Department of Economics, University of Malawi, Malawi; Research for Equity and Community Health Trust, Malawi; Training and Research Support Centre, Zimbabwe; Department of Archaelogy and Anthropology, University Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique; Department of Political Science, University of Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania; Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Botswana, Botswana; Multidisciplinary Research Centre – Social Sciences Division, University of Namibia, Namibia.

Associates partners: European AIDS Treatment Group, Belgium; Usokami Health Center, United Republic of Tanzania; Institute of Development Studies, University of Zimbabwe.
Gällande start-/slutdatum21/10/200920/10/2012


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