Fact Sheet: Developing Organizations at All Levels
The field of HIV is complex; no one government or organization is able to address all of the related issues. Instead, the HIV response requires a multitude of stakeholders with a variety of strengths to collaborate in order to be effective. Together, they are the building-blocks of strong health systems and contribute to improved health of the people in southern Africa.
Launched in 2010, the Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa Project (BLC), funded by USAID and implemented by MSH, works with governmental, parastatal, and civil society entities to strengthen the quality, reach, and sustainability of effective HIV and AIDS interventions. Throughout the southern Africa region, and with specific activities in six countries — Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland.
BLC's work with various types of organizations, each with its own individual strengths and weaknesses, has yielded a wealth of experience, including successful approaches and significant results, as well as lessons learned. This fact sheet provides three actual scenarios which demonstrate the specific challenges, needs, and potential in the region