health systems

Barriers to access and adherence to tuberculosis services, as perceived by patients: A qualitative study in Mozambique

INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a leading cause of death in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Mozambique. While diagnostic methods and total notifications are improving, significant gaps remain between total numbers of TB cases annually, and the number that are notified.

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Panagora Group: Multiple opportunities for HIV and TB technical experts

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Panagora South Africa has a Collaboration and Learning Hub that supports the USAID/South Africa Health Office with Expert Technical Services. This includes two activities, Technical Support Services (TSS) and Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL), both of which help USAID meet its HIV and TB programs goals. Panagora is actively looking for creative, dynamic, results-focused and experienced professionals for a number of positions.

"It's Not Like Taking Chocolates": Factors Influencing the Feasibility and Sustainability of Universal Test and Treat in Correctional Health Systems in Zambia and South Africa

BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan African correctional facilities concentrate large numbers of people who are living with HIV or at risk for HIV infection. Universal test and treat (UTT) is widely recognized as a promising approach to improve the health of individuals and a population health strategy to reduce new HIV infections. In this study, we explored the feasibility and sustainability of implementing UTT in correctional facilities in Zambia and South Africa.

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Living on the frontline: How community health workers can help plug service delivery gaps in rural communities

Rural communities in low- and middle-income countries face specific challenges in accessing health care. And yet, these communities are often the most vulnerable and most in need. So how can we overcome these barriers to provide everyone with the health care they have a right to? How do we maximize the available healthcare resources to effectively address inequalities and ensure sustainable service delivery?
Author
Danya-Zee Pedra

Innovations and challenges in early infant diagnosis of HIV

This article aims at examining the key recent advances in the field of EID, as well as at discussing approaches for resolving the major bottlenecks faced by health systems in the identification and linkage to care of HIV-infected infants.
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Consultancy: Short-term technical experts, Panagora Group

Panagora Group's Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Activity supports USAID/South Africa’s bilateral Health Office by working collaboratively with health office staff to achieve their overall goals by creatively finding innovative solutions, supplementing and complementing their existing staff capacity, and as appropriate enhancing capacity in performance management; evaluation and research; and systematic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management. We are looking for creative, dynamic, results focused and experienced professionals to be part of a pool of consultants that we can call on to support USAID/South Africa’s bilateral Health Office with a variety of needs in the area of HIV and AIDS.

Women's (health) work: A population-based, cross-sectional study of gender differences in time spent seeking health care in Malawi

Author
Yeatman, S. Chamberlin, S. Dovel, K.
There has been a notable expansion in routine health care in sub-Saharan Africa. While heath care is nominally free in many contexts, the time required to access services reflects an opportunity cost that may be substantial and highly gendered, reflecting the gendered nature of health care guidelines and patterns of use. The time costs of health care use, however, have rarely been systematically assessed at the population-level.
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South African Health Review 2018

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Health Systems Trust
The South African Health Review 2018 is now available. This year’s edition focuses on human resources for health - particularly innovative and practical solutions for ensuring adequate human resources in preparation for National Health Insurance (NHI) - and emphasises the need for sustainable progress in staffing the health sector if we are to achieve universal health coverage. Download the Review in its entirety or by individual chapter from the Health Systems Trust’s website.
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9th SA AIDS Conference 2019

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Durban, South Africa
The 9th South African AIDS Conference will focus on scientific, social and digital innovations which could expand possibilities and opportunities towards controlling the HIV & AIDS epidemic. The conference will determine how contemporary explosive and disruptive technologies will contribute towards sustained HIV prevention efforts, HIV testing, ART uptake and adherence, trigger the development of new drugs, effectively utilise enormous volumes of data and improve communication and service delivery and eventually end the epidemic.
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