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Stakeholders' experiences in implementation of rapid changes to the South African prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme

Author
Chiya, H. W., et al.

BACKGROUND: South Africa's prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) programme has undergone rapid changes in the last two decades. Initially, the provision of single antiretroviral therapy was based on eligibility criteria in the year 2001, which later changed to combination therapy. This was aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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Children’s mental health and HIV – connecting the dots

Children’s mental health and HIV – connecting the dots 

Even a cursory read of current academic reviews and commentary around mental health services on the African continent will tell you that for the majority of the population, mental health services are woefully few and difficult to access. This is especially so for children and adolescents.

Author
Lucy Hillier

South Africa: Your guide to government health services

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Author
International Organization for Migration (IOM)

This booklet is aimed at migrants and provides information on health care services in South Africa, specifically:

  • Learn how clinics and hospitals work
  • Understand your rights as a patient
  • Know what health services expect from patients

 

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Technical Brief: Community health workers and their role in implementing HIV services in Angola

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Author
Management Science for Health (MSH), BLC Project

Community Health Workers (CHWs) may include traditional birth attendants, caregivers, community mobilizers, and peer counselors/educators. They are an integral part of many health care systems, especially in developing countries, and are now recognized by the WHO and the Global Health Workforce Alliance as a vital component of the health

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Case Study: Building capacity of health workers to identify and address service delivery challenges in Botswana

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Author
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), BLC Project

Despite significant progress, Botswana is unlikely to meet its Millennium Development Goals to reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, and combat HIV and AIDS, malaria and other diseases by 2015. The health delivery system is challenged by shortages of skilled health workers. Poor staff motivation and low productivity contribute to poor quality. These conditions are further compounded by weak leadership and management practices and poor information management systems. At the facility level, information is not consistently generated to inform decision making.

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