Strengthen Capacity of the South African Government’s Department of Health to provide quality and sustainable care for HIV-infected patients with complicated HIV and HIV/TB treatment management, including 2nd and 3rd line and other antiretroviral therapy.
Funding Cycle: April 2014 to March 2019
This programme is funded by a Centre for Disease Control (CDC)-funded programme and implemented in the provinces. It is intended to strengthen the capacity of the South African government’s Department of Health to provide quality and sustainable clinical care for HIV-infected patients with complicated HIV and HIV/TB treatment management, including 2nd and 3rd line and other antiretroviral therapy, establish adequate up-referral systems to ensure relevant and timely access to regional centres for advanced clinical management of HIV/AIDS, build and support the capacity of DOH facilities at district level for the management of adult and paediatric patients with complicated disease presentations and/or with complicated HIV or HIV/TB treatment management.
The programme is aimed at supporting the 3 districts of Mangaung, Lejweleputswa and Fezile Dabi within the Free State Province.
3 District hospitals and 2 CHCs have been targeted with support by the ACC programme.
This programme is still in its infancy and implementation has not commenced.
Hospitals have been identified for provision of the ACC programme. A pre-implementation baseline has been performed to inform the roll-out of the ACC programme in the Free State.
The Free State province has been consulted and agreement reached on which facilities to support. The process of recruiting staff has commenced and the programme will commence fully at the beginning of the next year cycle – the third quarter of the programme.
Dr Saba Shembe
Dr Saba Shembe