Under Botswana’s ambitious Treat All Strategy, nearly 350,000 people living with HIV will require antiretroviral therapy (ART) by 2020. With almost half of Botswana’s health expenditure already allocated to HIV, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will need to mobilize additional resources and achieve efficient use of available resources to sustain successful ART coverage.
Resource Type: Report Authors: Christopher Cintron, Victor Mudhune, Romana Haider, Heather Cogswell, Jose Gutierrez, Frank Angira, and Carlos Avila Published: April 2017 Resource Description: Kenya’s current HIV care guidelines call for universal coverage of routine viral load (VL) monitoring for people receiving antiretroviral therapy and early infant diagnosis (EID) testing for all children born to women with […]
What follows is a draft proposal submitted by Health Finance & Governance (HFG) to local partners to present policy options for centralized reimbursement and co-payment. In this way, HFG provides much needed technical support to the Ministry of Health and other government agencies in Vietnam. Furthermore, this proposal illustrates the means by which HFG, through […]
The objective of this study was to analyze variations in the cost and efficiency of providing outpatient ART in public facilities in Botswana. Therefore, we applied an activity-based costing approach to collect data on the costs of delivering ART in a random sample of 120 facilities providing adult ART outpatient services in Botswana, including all […]
Resource Type: Presentation Authors: Health Finance and Governance Project Published: 4/1/2016 Resource Description: This presentation contains proposals to local partners to present policy options for centralized reimbursement and co-payment. In this way, HFG provides much needed technical support to the Ministry of Health and other government agencies in Vietnam. Furthermore, this proposal illustrates the means by which HFG, […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Matt Kukla and Pascal Verhoeven Published: 3/1/2016 Resource Description: As international guidelines and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) policies for HIV epidemic control increasingly focus on “test and treat” (UNAIDS 90-90-90 and fast-track mandates), expanding access to and coverage of antiretroviral treatment (ART) for people living with HIV (PLHIV) has […]
Ending the AIDS epidemic requires not only political commitment and financial resources but also innovative solutions. New point-of-care (POC) technology to detect HIV viral load promises to be a game changer in the diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infection. Poverty and distance from healthcare facilities often place people infected with HIV beyond the reach of […]
Resource Type: Report Authors: Matt Hamilton, Stephen Musau Published: November 2014 Resource Description: The HIV prevalence in St. Lucia is estimated at 0.58%1 based on reports from public and private laboratories on clients tested. This estimate is very likely an understatement given that some who engage in risky behavior do not go for testing and others also choose […]