Phila Impilo!/Live Life!
- The Phila Impilo Report from the Round Table Policy Workshop on 26 May 2009 is now freely downloadable in pdf format from the UK website : ACT (Assoc for Ch with Life-Threatening or Terminal Conditions and their Families).
~ documents the experience of partnering hospitals and NGOs which introduced the Phila Impilo participation process with children,
~ identifies ways in which partnering organizations created more "child friendly" and holistic health services,
~ presents recommendations for improved policy and practice in South African health services for children from the partners and professional task team members, and
~ identifies a need for urgent collaboration between the Depts of Education, Health & Social Welfare in holistic health service provision.
The 64p booklet : Children advocate best practices for healing
is also downloadable from http://www.act.org.uk
~ This bilingual booklet (in English and isiZulu) presents the experiences and perspectives of children who were hospitalised for TB and HIV infections with recommendations for best practice on a number of levels.
~ The child participation process used for Phila Impilo is discussed in:
Chawla, Louise & Jill Kruger (2008) Phila Impilo! Live Life! Ways to Healing for Children in Long-term Hospital Care. Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) 58(June):128-133