IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Community Participation in the National Development Plan Through Primary Health Care: The Case of LGBT Organizations in South Africa

Community Participation in the National Development Plan Through Primary Health Care: The Case of LGBT Organizations in South Africa
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Johannes Ntshilagane Mampane (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 15
Source title: Research Anthology on Inclusivity and Equity for the LGBTQ+ Community
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-3674-5.ch036

Purchase


Abstract

The chapter explores and describes community participation in the National Development Plan through Primary Health Care by using case studies of LGBT organizations in South Africa. Post-Apartheid and democratic South Africa has endorsed community participation as one of the fundamental pillars of the public Primary Health Care approach in its governance structures. This chapter focuses on the current major health issue in South Africa, the HIV epidemic, which is one of the leading causes of death in the country. Particular attention is paid to members of the LGBT community because of their discrimination in public healthcare facilities on grounds of their sexual orientation. The chapter relies on secondary sources of data collection from extant literature, textbooks, journal articles, and internet sources. Challenges to address LGBT community discrimination in HIV testing, prevention, treatment, care, and support were identified and solutions to uphold their human rights were proffered. These solutions are based on the principles of social justice, inclusion, diversity, and equality.

Related Content

Lyndsey A. Benharris. © 2022. 12 pages.
Karla L. Drenner. © 2022. 21 pages.
Karla L. Drenner. © 2022. 9 pages.
Karla L. Drenner. © 2022. 26 pages.
Augustine Edobor Arimoro. © 2022. 20 pages.
Cirus Rinaldi. © 2022. 24 pages.
Johannes Ntshilagane Mampane. © 2022. 17 pages.
Body Bottom