Thursday, July 07, 2005

Mozambique and USAID funding - articles

My roommate in Mozambique sent me this article talking about the restrictions and conditions put on USAID funded projects in Africa in regards to HIV/AIDS.

It's a pretty liberal sided view which let's us know how most USAID funding goes to the "Abstinence" and "Be Faithful" projects of their "ABC" theme to their projects and little emphasis goes towards "Condoms". It is a difficult position for those organizations who need funding but prefer to follow the cultural context that they work in; a cultural context that respects the local traditions / behaviours and a cultural context which social marketing will not be able to change overnight.

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