Health seeking behaviour, access and utilisation of health care services among men who have sex with men in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe

Despite Africa’s recent success in combating HIV/AIDS, challenges remain. Sub-Saharan Africa still accounts for two-thirds of the world’s total new HIV infections. Sex among key populations is still a predominant mode of HIV transmission in Africa; epidemiologic evidence shows that key populations face high HIV prevalence and incidence rates. Men who have sex with other men (MSM) is one of the key population. However, data on MSM in sub Saharan Africa is sparse. In most countries, national documents rarely collects and report on MSM. Using the capabilities approach as a conceptual framework, the proposed study seeks to examine the health seeking behaviour, access and utilisation of health care services among MSM in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. This study will inform programmes seeking to improve HIV diagnosis, treatment, and the design of policies that promote access and usage of health services by all people, including key populations. In addition, the study will interrogate key populations as a concept. Between 10 and 20 in-depth interviews will be conducted with MSM in each of these three countries. Participatory methods such as ranking, risk mapping and drawings will be utilised during in-depth interviews. Additionally between 4 and 6 key informant interviews will be conducted with stakeholders (HIV organisations representatives and representatives of health service providers) in each of these countries.

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  • Start: april 2017
  • Slutt: desember 2018
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