Authors: Kimaro G. D., Bottomley C., Kahwa A., Guinness L., Kivuyo S., Simms V., Ngowi B., Chanda D., Jaffar S., & Mfinanga G. S. M. S.
Provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Eastern and Southern Africa remains limited due to clinical staffing shortages. Godfather Kimaro and colleagues evaluated whether lay health workers in Tanzania and Zambia could reduce the burden of patients on hospital staffing. Results indicated that lay health workers were successful at identifying ART related side effects and preventing unnecessary referrals to local health systems.
Link: Contributions of the lay workers in providing home-based treatment adherence support to patients with advanced HIV/AIDS disease in low-income settings: Lessons learned from the field in Tanzania and Zambia
Resource Topic: HIV and AIDS
Resource Type: Research
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)