Decentralisation of HIV/TB care in Shiselweni region of Swaziland: making a difference

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/325599
Title:
Decentralisation of HIV/TB care in Shiselweni region of Swaziland: making a difference
Authors:
Turashvili, Mzia; Becher, Heidi; Kerschberger, Bernhard; Jouquet, Guillaume; Browne, Micheál; Haye, Jean Louis; Julliot, Yannick; Kurniasari, Miladi; Lachat, Sarah; Obregon, George; Lassovski, Maryvonne; Lo Ricco, Shannon; Maseko, Mfanawenkhosi; Ngweny, Siphiwe; Parker, Lucy Anne
Abstract:
The example of Shishelweni demonstrates that in the context of high prevalence of HIV/TB infections and limited resources available decentralisation of HIV and TB care from regional and district hospitals to primary health care clinics and community level is the way to improve access, coverage, effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery. It also improves satisfaction and acceptance of health service providers, direct beneficiaries and the wider community. In conclusion, decentralised health care with task shifting in Shiselweni has strengthened human resources for health, empowered PLWHA and the wider community. It resulted in improved access and better direct treatment outcomes. Through lowered burden of the opportunistic infections it might have contributed to the overall reduction of mortality in the region. Decentralization is an efficient way of using scarce resources; therefore it requires strong commitment from all stakeholders, in terms of adequate policies, practices and effective funding mechanisms.
Affiliation:
MSF Austria, Switzerland and Swaziland, MoH Swaziland
Publisher:
Vienna Evaluation Unit
Issue Date:
1-Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/325599
Submitted date:
2014-07
Type:
Other
Language:
en
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dc.contributor.authorTurashvili, Mziaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBecher, Heidien_GB
dc.contributor.authorKerschberger, Bernharden_GB
dc.contributor.authorJouquet, Guillaumeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Micheálen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHaye, Jean Louisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJulliot, Yannicken_GB
dc.contributor.authorKurniasari, Miladien_GB
dc.contributor.authorLachat, Sarahen_GB
dc.contributor.authorObregon, Georgeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLassovski, Maryvonneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLo Ricco, Shannonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMaseko, Mfanawenkhosien_GB
dc.contributor.authorNgweny, Siphiween_GB
dc.contributor.authorParker, Lucy Anneen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-01T22:13:38Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-01T22:13:38Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-01-
dc.date.submitted2014-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/325599-
dc.description.abstractThe example of Shishelweni demonstrates that in the context of high prevalence of HIV/TB infections and limited resources available decentralisation of HIV and TB care from regional and district hospitals to primary health care clinics and community level is the way to improve access, coverage, effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery. It also improves satisfaction and acceptance of health service providers, direct beneficiaries and the wider community. In conclusion, decentralised health care with task shifting in Shiselweni has strengthened human resources for health, empowered PLWHA and the wider community. It resulted in improved access and better direct treatment outcomes. Through lowered burden of the opportunistic infections it might have contributed to the overall reduction of mortality in the region. Decentralization is an efficient way of using scarce resources; therefore it requires strong commitment from all stakeholders, in terms of adequate policies, practices and effective funding mechanisms.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVienna Evaluation Uniten_GB
dc.rights© 2014 MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit. All rights reserved. Dissemination is welcome, please send a message to the Vienna Evaluation Unit to obtain consent.en_GB
dc.subjectSwazilanden_GB
dc.subjectHIV/Aidsen_GB
dc.subjectAcess to treatmenten_GB
dc.subjectdecentralised treatment & careen_GB
dc.titleDecentralisation of HIV/TB care in Shiselweni region of Swaziland: making a differenceen
dc.typeOtheren
dc.contributor.departmentMSF Austria, Switzerland and Swaziland, MoH Swazilanden_GB
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