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The role of 'hidden' community volunteers in community-based health service delivery platforms: examples from sub-Saharan Africa
(Co-Action Publishing, 2015)
Community-based research on child survival in sub-Saharan Africa has focussed on the increased provision of curative health services by a formalised cadre of lay community health workers (CHWs), but we have identified a ...
Strategies to improve male involvement in PMTCT Option B+ in four African countries: a qualitative rapid appraisal
(Taylor & Francis Open, 2016)
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization recommends that antiretroviral therapy be started as soon as possible, irrespective of stage of HIV infection. This ‘test and treat’ approach highlights the need to ensure that men ...
Roles played by community cadres to support retention in PMTCT Option B+ in four African countries: a qualitative rapid appraisal
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2018)
OBJECTIVES To explore the roles of community cadres in improving access to and retention in care for PMTCT (prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV) services in the context of PMTCT Option B+ treatment scale-up in ...
“If donors woke up tomorrow and said we can't fund you, what would we do?” A health system dynamics analysis of implementation of PMTCT option B+ in Uganda.
(BioMed Central, 2017)
BACKGROUND: In October 2012 Uganda extended its prevention of mother to child HIV transmission (PMTCT) policy to Option B+, providing lifelong antiretroviral treatment for HIV positive pregnant and breastfeeding women. ...
Costs of implementing integrated community case management (iCCM) in six African countries: implications for sustainability
(Edinburgh University Global Health Society, 2017)
BACKGROUND Sub–Saharan Africa still reports the highest rates of under– five mortality. Low cost, high impact interventions exist, however poor access remains a challenge. Integrated community case management (iCCM) was ...
Addressing the tensions and complexities involved in commissioning and undertaking implementation research in low- and middle-income countries
Rapid scale-up of new policies and guidelines, in the context of weak health systems in low/middle-income countries (LMIC), has led to greater interest and funding for implementation research. Implementation research ...