Paving the path: Preparing for Microbicide Introduction Report of a Qualitative Study in South Africa. (401 КБ) >>>
The study was conducted between September 2002 and September 2003 in Langa, a peri-urban site in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, and at national and provincial levels. Through in-depth interviews and focus group discussions, this study explored and identified issues that could facilitate or undermine access to and use of microbicides. The study included a range of respondents from the three levels of inquiry. Respondents included community members, health care providers and managers, provincial- and national-level government officials, and representatives from national and provincial nongovernmental organizations and health professional bodies that influence policy.