I would greatly appreciate any comments you might have about the tools available by following the link below. We will be piloting these tools, but we are seeking input in case there are ways they can be improved before we take them to the field.
A couple questions that we are interested in are:
1) How easily do you think these tools would integrate into clinical and community/home settings in Africa?
2) Are there any things missing from the text or images?
Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Daniel Cothran, MPH
Co-trimoxazole: Job Aids and Information to Increase and Sustain Use
Co-trimoxazole is an antibiotic that reduces rates of opportunistic infections (such as malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia) and death among adults and children living with HIV. Access to this intervention, however, remains inconsistent. A key barrier to appropriate Co-trimoxazole use is limited awareness about the benefits of using the antibiotic as a prophylaxis. Through a collaborative effort involving USAID, CDC, and clinicians and behavior change specialists in Uganda, AIDSTAR-One developed job aids, posters, and brochures for the household and health care levels to provide clear and accessible instructions for proper Co-trimoxazole use. These tools contain easy-to-understand graphics and can be used in low-literacy settings.
Follow this link to access the tools: http://j.mp/t63Kpw