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Nov. 7, 2020 Africa Publication

Community-based antiretroviral therapy versus standard clinic-based services for HIV in South Africa and Uganda (DO ART): a randomised trial

Maintaining high levels of adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a challenge across settings and populations. Understanding the relative importance of different barriers to adherence will help inform the targeting of different interventions and future research priorities.

Community-based delivery of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV, including ART initiation, clinical and laboratory monitoring, and refills, could reduce barriers to treatment and improve viral suppression, reducing the gap in access to care for individuals who have detectable HIV viral load, including men who are less likely than women to be virally suppressed. The aim to test the effect of community-based ART delivery on viral suppression among people living with HIV not on ART.

An unblinded, home-randomized trial (DO ART) of community-based ART administration compare with the clinic in rural and peri-urban settings in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Sheema District, Uganda.

Oct. 19, 2016 Africa Publication

Action Toolkit for Social Determinants of Health (SDH) in the Africa Region

A toolkit aimed at helping both health and non-health professionals to better address the root causes of what makes people sick or healthy has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region.

Titled ‘The Action Toolkit for Social Determinants of Health (SDH) in the African Region, the toolkit, is a practical online resource, which aims to strengthen learning and problem-solving skills to address a wide range of public health concerns. It was developed in collaboration with the University of Kansas (USA), a WHO Collaborating Center for Community Health and Development.

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Oct. 19, 2016 Africa Toolkit

Action Toolkit for Social Determinants of Health (SDH) in the Africa Region

A toolkit aimed at helping both health and non-health professionals to better address the root causes of what makes people sick or healthy has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region.

Titled ‘The Action Toolkit for Social Determinants of Health (SDH) in the African Region, the toolkit, is a practical online resource, which aims to strengthen learning and problem-solving skills to address a wide range of public health concerns. It was developed in collaboration with the University of Kansas (USA), a WHO Collaborating Center for Community Health and Development.

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