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Given that community HIV testing is often more expensive than HF-based testing, this evaluation aims to fully understand the relative advantages of community testing modalities. MSF has been providing 3 modalities of community HIV testing in KZN since late 2012, to complement the standard, health facility (HF)-based testing provided by the Department of Health. Fixed sites (FS), Mobile 1-Stop Shops (M1SS) and Door-to-Door Community Health Agents (CHAPs) provide testing throughout the project area of Eshowe, Mbongolowane and the adjacent rural areas.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCB, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Richard Bedell.
21/04/2016

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the handover of the HIV program to the Bureau of Health (BoH) in the Kahsay Abera Hospital (KAH), Humera, Ethiopia, in 2007. The lessons learnt during the handover process could be of value to other MSF teams faced with an impeding handover of activities to the local health structure. A document in this vein was written directly following the handover in July 2007 however this current text acts as an updated version using the knowledge gained during the ten months following handover.

17/03/2008

The political context toward HIV and AIDS in South Africa is particularly difficult with a government denying the seriousness of the epidemic, with a minister of health undermining confidence in HIV program, not supporting policy changes nor fully budgeting for HIV program, promoting beetroots, lemon and olive oil to treat AIDS. This paper examines the organisation of the project and the handover

Guillaume Jouquet
23/11/2006

The formation of HAACO was initiated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) who had been operating a HIV/AIDS project since 1999 in Khayalitsha in the Western Cape and since 2003 in rural Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape province. Most of the services provided by the MSF project were handed over to the DoH. However the adherence element was not. The DoH had neither the financial nor the structural capacity to take on the Adherence programme. Hence the formation of HAACO. This process was intended to review the strategic options for the future of HAACO.

Sunjay Panday and Loretta van Schalkwyk
20/02/2008

MSF closed all operations in Lusikisiki at the end of October 2006. That date marked the end of four years of operations setting up a model of comprehensive and decentralized HIV care in one of the poorest and most underserved rural areas in South Africa with a high prevalence of infection. The model implemented has been widely used in South Africa to influence relevant policies. This report looks at the chain of events following the handover and changes in the model of care.

01/05/2007

Médecins Sans Frontières has been running HIV/AIDS treatment programmes since 2001. As national systems scaled up capacity, MSF began to hand over HIV projects in 2005. Variable experience with handover and internal debates about MSF responsibility to patients led OCG to propose an evaluation of the handover process, to learn from experience and inform policy and practice. A qualitative review was carried out through interviews, case studies in Cameroon and Laos, and review of other vertical and integrated HIV projects.

Dr. Rosamund Lewis and Dr. PehrOlov Pehrson
01/01/2009

As part of a HIV/AIDS programme in Kinshasa, MSF introduced in 2005 an initiative of decentralising HIV services in primary healthcare (PHC).

The aim of this initiative is to improve access to care and service quality of the various health facilities in Kinshasa. The decentralisation approach has undergone many changes and adjustments since it was first established, particularly regarding the selection of the centres targeted and the type of support provided.

Christelle Boulanger and Philippe Msellati
18/06/2020

MSF-OCB requested the Stockholm Evaluation Unit to conduct the evaluation of the introduction of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in Kabinda HIV Hospital (CHK), in Kinshasa, DRC. An EMR is a digital patient record gathering patient history and medical data. In CHK situation, the deployment of the EMR solution aims at improving medical data process and flow inside the hospital in order to ease caregivers daily work and provide better medical care in IPD and OPD.

Epiconcept
22/10/2018

- Revue du Projet d’assistance aux réfugiés de RDC, Betou, Congo Bza: a été réalisée en cours de projet et permet de ré-orienter les objectifs/ priorités sanitaires, et de préciser le cadre de l’évolution par rapport à des sujets majeurs (HIV/Sida, Lèpre, TB, PEV, Surveillance, etc).

FPENFEUNTEUN
24/01/2012

Since 2011, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been supporting the Government of South Africa’s efforts to “bend the HIV epidemic curves downwards” in reducing morbidity and mortality in an area of the country with some of the highest incidence and prevalence rates of HIV. The Bending the Curves catalytic project, sought to demonstrate the feasibility and acceptability of ambitious strategies for testing, treatment and prevention of HIV and TB in Eshowe and Mbongolwane, in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), representing semi-urban and rural settings, respectively.

Aidan Connolly, Josianne Roma-Reardon, Joost van der Meer
20/04/2021