Community ART Support Groups in Mozambique: The Potential of Patients as Partners in Care

  title={Community ART Support Groups in Mozambique: The Potential of Patients as Partners in Care},
  author={Kebba M Jobarteh and Ray W. Shiraishi and Inacio Malimane and Paula Samo Gudo and Tom Decroo and Andrew F Auld and Vania Macome and Aleny Couto},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND High rates of attrition are stymying Mozambique's national HIV Program's efforts to achieve 80% treatment coverage. In response, Mozambique implemented a national pilot of Community Adherence and Support Groups (CASG). CASG is a model in which antiretroviral therapy (ART) patients form groups of up to six patients. On a rotating basis one CASG group member collects ART medications at the health facility for all group members, and distributes those medications to the other members in… CONTINUE READING
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