Low sustainability, poor governance, and other challenges encountered by grassroots non-governmental organizations targeting HIV prevention for men who have sex with men in China – a nation-wide study
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AbstractGrassroots non-governmental organizations (NGOs) played pivotal roles in HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. Their governance and sustainability issues were under-studied. This nation-wide study surveyed leaders of 202 of the HIV related NGOs in China.58.4% of the leaders believed that their NGO would last for ≤5 years; which was negatively associated with perceived good relationship with CDC. 65.3% mentioned ≥3 non-sustainability issues; associated factors included perceived inadequacies in prevention skills, management skills, policy support, technical support, operational support, and CDC’s support; a reverse association was found for frequent collaboration with organizations in China. 30.6% of the leaders mentioned ≥7 governance issues; a stepwise model found a positive association with having no office and negative associations with number of full-time staff and core volunteers. These problems would severely limit the effectiveness of HIV prevention among MSM. Related improvements and support are warranted.
Acceptance Date22/02/2017
All Author(s) ListLau JTF, Wang ZX, Kim YN, Li JH, Gu J, Mo PKH, Wang XD
Journal nameAIDS care
Volume Number29
Issue Number12
Pages1480 - 1490
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsgrassroots non-governmental organization, HIV prevention, men who have sex with men, sustainability, governance

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