Chronic diseases and health promotion

Community Home-Based Care in Resource-Limited Settings

A Framework for Action

This document provides a framework for establishing community home-based care in resource-limited settings for people with HIV/AIDS and those with other chronic or disabling conditions. It can serve as a guide to governments, national and international donor agencies and community-based organizations in developing programmes.

The policy framework for community home-based care is divided into eight categories: the nature of the programme, eligibility criteria and assessment, benefits, programme operation, financing, coverage and cost. Each of these categories is described and questions are posed for senior administrators and policy-makers to address as they develop the overall policy framework.