This case study looks at three community-based initiatives and community-driven interventions to improve care for people with HIV/AIDS and to prevent its transmission in Migule, Tanzania. These projects were initiated by political mandate, by a regional women's organisation, and by a local initiative. The study of these three initiatives in Migule focused on the functioning of community-based workers (CBWs), ie., elected, selected, appointed, or self-appointed volunteers who worked in their communities to improve their situation. The questions that guide this study can be condensed in three key questions: a) How is individual participation in collective activity shaped? b) What is the role of CBWs in such collective activity? And c) What is (or should be) the role of institutions in pro-poor development?
Case study: community-based HIV/AIDS prevention and care systems, Northern Tanzania. Working Paper No. 5, Bradford Centre for International Development, University of Bradford, UK, 74 pp.