Strengthening the appointment and tracking systems for patients on antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania: A optimizing adherence to ART as part of people-centered public health

@inproceedings{Mwatawala2012StrengtheningTA,
  title={Strengthening the appointment and tracking systems for patients on antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania: A optimizing adherence to ART as part of people-centered public health},
  author={Salama Mwatawala and David M. Sando and Rainalds Soni Malele and Candida Moshiro and Bernard Rabiel Senyael and Geofrey R Somi and Amos Maselle and J. H. Chalker and Dennis Ross-Degnan},
  year={2012}
}
Rationale, aims, and objectives: For a successful patient outcome, a high level of adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is needed. A 2008 report in Tanzania indicated poor clinic attendance and a high lost to follow-up rate as major threats to optimal ART program effectiveness. Most clinics lack a standardized appointment system, which leads to poor records on patients who are expected to attend the clinic. As a result, no one knows if scheduled patients have arrived and no standardized… CONTINUE READING