Resources – Lesotho

Blogs, publications, reports and other resources associated with our work in Lesotho.

Evaluating Outcomes with a Vulnerability and Food Security Study in Lesotho

June 3, 2016  | Lesotho

LIFT’s work in Lesotho stretches back to late 2013, with the provision of a household economic strengthening (HES) workshop for community-based organizations (CBOs) in Mohale’s Hoek and Thaba-Tseka districts. Since that time, LIFT has continued to grow activities in these districts—two of the most heavily impacted by Lesotho’s HIV epidemic—providing technical assistance to support implementation […]

Leading by Example: An Encouraging Circle of Support for PLHIV in Lesotho

April 28, 2016  | Lesotho

Lesotho faces an immense challenge in the fight against HIV, as 23% of the population (or around 310,000 people) are currently living with the disease.[1] According to the UNAIDS 2014 Gap Report, the scale-up of antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Lesotho has been gradual, however only 29% of adults aged 15 and older, and 15% of children […]

Leading by Example: An Encouraging Circle of Support for PLHIV in Lesotho

March 2016  | Lesotho

Success Story: Leading by Example: An Encouraging Circle of Support for PLHIV in Lesotho (PDF)

In Mohale’s Hoek District, where the prevalence rate is 24%, LIFT II has developed simple referral tools (mostly paper-based) to connect people living with HIV (PLHIV) from two rural facilities, Mpharane Clinic and Liphiring Clinic, to village savings and loan associations near their homes. VSLAs allow members to pool saved funds over time which are then […]

Lessons Learned in the Implementation of Referrals in Lesotho

March 2016  | Lesotho

Lessons Learned from the Implementation of Referrals in Lesotho (PDF)

In 2012, Building Local Capacity for Delivery of HIV Services in Southern Africa (BLC) and Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistance II (LIFT) recognized their potential synergies and began to evaluate opportunities to integrate Nutrition Assessment, Counseling and Support (NACS) into HIV care and treatment services in Lesotho. The LIFT-BLC partnership has directly supported health and […]

Updates from Lesotho: Preparing for transition

January 15, 2016  | Lesotho

Drawing upon lessons learned from referral operations in Lilongwe and Kasungu, Malawi, the LIFT II team has contracted local partners at two separate sites in Lesotho to implement similar systems connecting people living with HIV (PLHIV) at health facilities to village savings and loan associations (VSLA). This approach expedites the referral process for clients and […]

Translating ONA data: Moving from numbers to maps

April 11, 2014  | Lesotho

From March to April 2014 LIFT II conducted an Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) in the Thaba-Tseka and Mohale’s Hoek districts of Lesotho with support from Management Sciences for Health’s Building Local Capacity (BLC) project.  The purpose of the ONA is to map the supply of services in a given catchment area to aid in the […]

Tackling Extreme Poverty through Linking Health and Economic Strengthening Services in Lesotho

December 2013  | Lesotho

Success Story: Tackling Extreme Poverty through Linking Health and Economic Strengthening Services in Lesotho (PDF)

In November 2013, LIFT II and MSH’s Building Local Capacity (BLC) project teamed up to provide trainings to leaders of local government and community-based organizations on best practices in the design and implementation of social and economic strengthening programs. Participants of these trainings developed an innovative pilot program to link Lesotho’s Ministry of Social Development’s conditional cash transfer […]