Improving TB and HIV treatment monitoring in South Africa: Evaluation of an advanced TB/HIV course for health care workers

by Sean Galagan, Suzanne Jed, Jeri Sumitani et al.
Open Forum Infect Dis (2016) – First published online: December 8, 2016

25 pp. 1.2 MB
http://ofid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/12/07/ofid.ofw248.full.pdf+html

South Africa has dual epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis (TB). Nurse-focused training was combined with on-site mentoring for nurses to improve HIV and TB care. A pre/post evaluation was conducted in three districts in South Africa to assess the effects of the course on clinical patient monitoring and integration of TB and HIV care. The authors conclude that the primary outcome measures did not change following training. However, the evaluation documented many other improvements in TB and HIV care that may have been supported by the course.

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