The Organisational Impacts of HIV/AIDS on CSOs in Africa
HIV/AIDS is having a silent but signifi cant impact on the organisational capacity of civil society organisations (CSOs) in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV/AIDS increases internal costs due to higher medical and insurance expenditure, and reduces productivity through the loss of valuable staff and management time for sickness, care and funerals. This impact might be so severe as to threaten the very survival of many CSOs over the next few years. To date, we have had no information as to how serious a problem HIV/AIDS is for CSOs.