Nurse-driven, community-supported, HIV/AIDS treatment at the primary health care level in rural Lesotho

By Maggie Sullivan Moderator | 10 Aug, 2009

The 2006-2008 program report, news article and power point slides describe a nurse-based, community-supported program offering comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment integrated into existing primary health care activities in 14 rural clinics and one district hospital in Lesotho. Highlights include the general model of care; the role task-shifting has played in expanding access to treatment; a description of task allocation among health workers, including nurse-initiated and managed ART (NIMART) for adults and children; and lay counselor-managed testing and counseling; adherence support, and "case management" for people on ART and TB treatment.
Please find the related news coverage from June 2009 at http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=85059

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    Summary: The 2006-2008 program report, news article and power point slides describe a nurse-based, community-supported program offering comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment integrated into existing primary health care activities in 14 rural clinics and one district hospital in Lesotho. Highlights include the general model of care; the role task-shifting has played in expanding access to treatment; a description of task allocation among health workers, including nurse-initiated and managed ART (NIMART) for adults and children; and lay counselor-managed testing and counseling; adherence support, and "case management" for people on ART and TB treatment.
    Please find the related news coverage from June 2009 at http://www.plusnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=85059

    Source: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières - MSF

    Language: English

    Keywords: Databases & Publications, HIV/AIDS, Nurse-driven, primary care, Resources & Links, task-shifting

 

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