Scaling up antiretroviral treatment and improving patient retention in care: lessons from Ethiopia, 2005-2013

@inproceedings{Assefa2014ScalingUA,
  title={Scaling up antiretroviral treatment and improving patient retention in care: lessons from Ethiopia, 2005-2013},
  author={Yibeltal Assefa and Achamyeleh Alebachew and Meskele Lera and Lutgarde Lynen and Edwin Wouters and W I M Van Damme},
  booktitle={Globalization and health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Antiretroviral treatment (ART) was provided to more than nine million people by the end of 2012. Although ART programs in resource-limited settings have expanded treatment, inadequate retention in care has been a challenge. Ethiopia has been scaling up ART and improving retention (defined as continuous engagement of patients in care) in care. We aimed to analyze the ART program in Ethiopia. METHODS A mix of quantitative and qualitative methods was used. Routine ART program data was… CONTINUE READING