Community-based intervention to enhance provision of integrated TB-HIV and PMTCT services in South Africa

by J. Uwimana, C. Zarowsky, H. Hausler et al.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 17(10):S48–S55 (2013)

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The intervention consisted of a combination of training of community care workers (CCWs), structural adjustments, harmonisation of scope of practice and stipend of CCWs and enhanced supervision of CCWs to provide comprehensive TB-HIV/mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in a rural South African district. The intervention was effective in enhancing the provision of community-based TB-HIV and PMTCT services. However, attention to other primary health care services is required to ensure that all key services are provided.

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