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This evaluation has been triggered by the recent finding that a substantial proportion of the Changara project’s patients had a high VL of more than 3,000 copies/ml (the criteria at the time), raising questions on the efficacy of the counselling services. Although the relationship between counselling and high VL remains unclear, this report details three key recommendations aimed at improving the overall efficacy of the counselling services.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCB, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Mranda Brouwer of PHTB Consult. This publication was produced at the request of Médécins sans Frontières. It was prepared independently by Miranda Brouwer of PHTB Consult.

This evaluation of the MSF OCB Maputo HIV/Aids Project aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the implementation phases of the MoH handover and related consequences to the continuity of patient care, and with the added objective to make clear recommendations towards improvements and replicability of the handover ‘tool’ itself.

Gerard Verbeek

In 2009/2010 following the decentralisation of HIV care to primary health care in Maputo City, the former MSF-OCG Alto Maé day hospital was transformed into the chronic care HIV referral centre Centro de Referência Alto Maé (CRAM) with a double purpose: 1) to provide a safety net for the health centres of Chamanculo health area for the clinical management of complex HIV patients that do not require hospitalisation and 2) to reduce the workload of Maputo’s referral hospitals.

This evaluation was conducted by Eric Goemaere and Heidi Becher on behalf of the Vienna Evaluation Unit.

The evaluation looks at how MSF-OCB support in Mavalane is percieved by stakeholders and gives orientation to the planing for handover of 1st line support activities. The evaluation identifies the important role MSF plays in HIV programming in Mozambique; MSF comes out strongly as an advocate, a technical partner and a motor for change.

Heidi Becher

The HIV/AIDS project in Chamanculo Health area has achieved an impressive coverage of the ART treatment through the well-applied decentralization and task-shifting strategies. The evaluation demonstrated that the quality of the care was not compromised through this process. This decentralization model shall be valuable for the MoH to scale-up their ART treatment coverage in other areas of this resource-poor country.

Heidi Becher and Beatrice Crahay

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

The project in Lichinga is a vertical program addressing HIV/Aids in one of the northern provinces of Mozambique. The approach of integrating activities in the existing health services is rather new, hence it was felt important to evaluate the current strategy in order to support future planning and draw lessons. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess whether the integration and decentralization strategies are appropriate and efficient in order to reach to overall objective of the project. The evaluation was carried out between Mid May and Mid June 2005, by two evaluators.