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A systematic review of task- shifting for HIV treatment and care in Africa
BackgroundShortages of human resources for health (HRH) have severely hampered the rollout of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in sub-Saharan Africa. Current rollout models are hospital- and… Expand
Role and outcomes of community health workers in HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review
- Grace W Mwai, G. Mburu, K. Torpey, P. Frost, N. Ford, J. Seeley
- Journal of the International AIDS Society
- 10 September 2013
Introduction The provision of HIV treatment and care in sub-Saharan Africa faces multiple challenges, including weak health systems and attrition of trained health workers. One potential response to… Expand
Seven-year experience of a primary care antiretroviral treatment programme in Khayelitsha, South Africa
Objectives:We report on outcomes after 7 years of a community-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) programme in Khayelitsha, South Africa, with death registry linkages to correct for mortality… Expand
Drug development for neglected diseases: a deficient market and a public-health policy failure
There is a lack of effective, safe, and affordable pharmaceuticals to control infectious diseases that cause high mortality and morbidity among poor people in the developing world. We analysed… Expand
Life Expectancy of Persons Receiving Combination Antiretroviral Therapy in Low-Income Countries: A Cohort Analysis From Uganda
BACKGROUND Little is known about the effect of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) on life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa. OBJECTIVE To estimate life expectancy of patients once they… Expand
Malaria: current status of control, diagnosis, treatment, and a proposed agenda for research and development.
Rolling back malaria is possible. Tools are available but they are not used. Several countries deploy, as their national malaria control treatment policy, drugs that are no longer effective. New and… Expand
Implementing antiretroviral therapy in rural communities: the Lusikisiki model of decentralized HIV/AIDS care.
- M. Bedelu, N. Ford, K. Hilderbrand, H. Reuter
- The Journal of infectious diseases
- 1 December 2007
Health worker shortages are a major bottleneck to scaling up antiretroviral therapy (ART), particularly in rural areas. In Lusikisiki, a rural area of South Africa with a population of 150,000… Expand
The financial cost of doctors emigrating from sub-Saharan Africa: human capital analysis
Objective To estimate the lost investment of domestically educated doctors migrating from sub-Saharan African countries to Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Design Human… Expand
Substandard medicines in resource-poor settings: a problem that can no longer be ignored.
- Jm Caudron, N. Ford, M. Henkens, C. Macé, R. Kiddle-Monroe, J. Pinel
- Tropical medicine & international health : TM…
- 1 August 2008
The circulation of substandard medicines in the developing world is a serious clinical and public health concern. Problems include under or over concentration of ingredients, contamination, poor… Expand
Towards Universal Voluntary HIV Testing and Counselling: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Community-Based Approaches
In a systematic review and meta-analysis, Amitabh Suthar and colleagues describe the evidence base for different HIV testing and counseling services provided outside of health facilities. Please see… Expand