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Home and community-based care


Alternative Names
  • Community based care

Note: Topic descriptions are intended to be a search aid rather than an authoritative or complete definition.


This topic encompasses policy related to the continuum of outpatient or non-hospital services provided by family members, nurses, health care providers, home care agencies, home attendants, social workers and case managers.

Prepared by: Bruce A. Smith

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  • An Evaluation of the MoH/NGO Home Care Programme for People with HIV/AIDS in Cambodia, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, June 2000, 106 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • AFAO, Benefits of Community Based Care: Quality and Cost Effectiveness, Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations, May 1997, 7 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • AusAID - Australian Agency for International Development, Meeting the Challenge: Australia's International HIV/AIDS Strategy, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, July 2004, 33 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Bith, Pollie, Chan Kanha, Hean Sokhom, Nguon Sokunthea and Judith Zweers, Care and Support for People with HIV/AIDS: Phnom Penh, Battambang and Banteay Meanchey, Center for Advanced Study, Phnom Penh, March 2000. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • Broughton, Bernard, Guide to HIV/AIDS and Development, AusAID - Australian Agency for International Development, Canberra, October 1999, 79 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Government of Nepal, Nepal's National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2002-2006, Government of Nepal, 2002. (Also available at nsp_nepal_2002-2006_en_doc.htm) [ Details... ]
  • Minister of Civil Affairs, Government of China, Guanyu Jiaqiang dui Shenghuo Kunnan de Aizhibing Huanzhe Huanzhe Jiashu he Huanzhe Yigu Jiuzhu Gongzuo de Tongzhi (Circular on Reinforcement of Government Assistance for individuals, their family and orphans affected by HIV/AIDS and living in poverty), Minister of Civil Affairs, Government of China, 2004. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • Ministry of Health, Government of China, Guanyu dui Aizibing Bingdu Ganranzhe he Aizhibing Bingren de Guanli Yijian (Recommendations on the Administration of People with HIV and AIDS patients), Ministry of Health, Government of China, 1999. [ Details... ]
  • Ministry of Health, Government of China, Yufang Kongzhi Aizibing Xuanchuan Jiaoyu Zhishi Yaodian (Main points for Education and Media Communication in order to prevent and control HIV/AIDS), Ministry of Health, Government of China, 2004. (Also available at more_index.aspx?tp_class=A102&ifShowSubClass=0&CurrectPage=1&keywords=) [ Details... ]
  • Ministry of Health, Ministry of Public Security, State Drug Administration, Government of China, Hailuoyin Chengyinzhe Shequ Yaowu Weichi Zhiliao Shidian Gongzuo Zanxing Fangan (Interim Work Plan for Pilot Project of Medicinal Treatment of Heroin Addicts in the Community), 2003. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • Ministry of Health, National Planning Commission, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance, State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, Zhongguo Yufang yu Kongzhi Aizibing Zhongchangqi Guihua Shishi Zhidao Yijian (Implementation Guidelines of the Mid-Long Term Plan of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in China ), Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China, 2001. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • National Center For AIDS and STD Control, Nepal's National HIV/AIDS Strategy, Final Draft, Ministry of Health, Government of the Kingdom of Nepal, July 19 2002, 48 pp. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STI Control, Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS and STI Prevention and Care in Cambodia 2001-2005, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Cambodia, October 2000. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • National HIV/AIDS Support Project (NHASP), Needs Assessment and Institutional Analysis for Home Based Care, National AIDS Council PNG, March 2002, 53 pp. (Also available at needs_assessment_and_institutional_analysis_for_HBC.pdf) [ Details... ]
  • Saengtienchai, Chanpen; John Knodel, Parents Providing Care to Adult Sons and Daughters with HIV/AIDS in Thailand, UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Geneva, November 2001, 132 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • Secretary-General, United Nations, Special Session of the General Assembly on HIV/AIDS: Report of the Secretary-General, A/55/779, United Nations, 16 February 2001, 29 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Reaching Out, Scaling Up: Eight Case Studies of Home and Community Care for and by People With HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS Best Practice Collection Case Study, UNAIDS/03.03E, UNAIDS - Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Geneva, September 2001, 116 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • United Nations General Assembly, Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS: "Global Crisis - Global Action", Resolution adopted (27 June 2001) by the General Assembly, A/RES/S-26/2, United Nations, 2 August 2001, 15 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • WHO - World Health Organization, Investing in a Comprehensive Health Sector Response to HIV/AIDS: Scaling up Treatment and Accelerating Prevention, WHO HIV/AIDS Plan for January 2004-December 2005, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2004, 72 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]
  • World Health Organization - Western Pacific Region, The Continuum of Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Cambodia: Linkages and Strengthening in the Public Health System - Case Study, Ministry of Health - National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD, World Health Organization Representative Office Cambodia, WHO - World Health Organization, 2006, 32 pp. (Also available at CoCCaseStudy.pdf) [ Details... ]