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Cost analyses of peer health worker and mHealth support interventions for improving AIDS care in Rakai, Uganda

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2012-09-12
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AIDS Care
A cost analysis study calculates resources needed to deliver an intervention and can provide useful information on affordability for service providers and policy-makers. We conducted cost analyses of both a peer health worker (PHW) and a mHealth (mobile phone) support intervention. Excluding...

Information and communication technology and community-based health sciences training in Uganda: perceptions and experiences of educators and students

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2012-01-15
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Informatics for Health and Social Care
Chang LW, Mwanika A, Kaye D, Muhwezi WW, Nabirye RC, Mbalinda S, Okullo I, Kennedy CE, Groves S, Sisson SD, Burnham G, Bollinger RC. Information and communication technology and community-based health sciences training in Uganda: perceptions and experiences of educators and students. Inform Health...

Perceptions and valuation of a community-based education and services (COBES) program in Uganda

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2012-01-15
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Medical Teacher
Information and communication technology (ICT) has been advocated as a powerful tool for improving health education in low-resource settings. However, few evaluations have been performed of ICT perceptions and user experiences in low-resource settings. During late 2009, an internet-based survey on...

Peer Health Workers and AIDS Care in Rakai, Uganda: A mixed methods operations research evaluation of a cluster-randomized trial

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2011-12-15
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AIDS Patient Care and STDs
Settings with limited health care workers are challenging environments for delivery of antiretroviral therapy. One strategy to address this human resource crisis is to task shift through training selected patients as peer health workers (PHWs) to provide care to other individuals receiving...

Impact of a mHealth intervention for peer health workers on AIDS Care in rural Uganda: a mixed methods evaluation of a cluster-randomized trial

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2011-11-15
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AIDS and Behavior
Mobile phone access in low and middle-income countries is rapidly expanding and offers an opportunity to leverage limited human resources for health. We conducted a mixed methods evaluation of a cluster-randomized trial exploratory substudy on the impact of a mHealth (mobile phone) support...

Building a global health education network for clinical care and research: the benefits and challenges of distance learning tools

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2011-06-15
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Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
Expanding the capacity for clinical care and health research is a global priority and a global challenge. In disenfranchised communities facing the largest burden of disease, whether they be in rural Africa or in urban US, there is a great need for more well-trained, competent and dedicated health...

Situational analysis of teaching and learning of medicine and nursing students at Makerere Univesity College of Health Sciences

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2011-03-09
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BMC International Health and Human Rights
Background: Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in Uganda is undergoing a major reform to become a more influential force in society. It is important that its medicine and nursing graduates are equipped to best address the priority health needs of the Ugandan population, as...

Perceptions and valuations of community-based education and service by alumni at Makerere University College of Health Sciences

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2011-03-09
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BMC International Health and Human Rights
Background: Training of health professionals can be deliberately structured to enhance rural recruitment by exposing the trainees to the realities of rural life and practice through Community-Based Education and Service (COBE) programs. Few studies have surveyed the alumni of these programs to...

Stigmatizing attitudes and low levels of knowledge but high willingness to participate in HIV management: A community based survey of pharmacies in Pune, India

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2010-08-27
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BMC Public Health
Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that the role of pharmacists in low-income settings be expanded to address the increasing complexity of HIV antiretroviral (ARV) and co-infection drug regimens. However, in many such settings including in India, many pharmacists and...

Effect of peer health workers on AIDS care in Rakai, Uganda: a cluster-randomized trial

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2010-06-02
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PLOS
Background: Human resource limitations are a challenge to the delivery of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low-resource settings. We conducted a cluster randomized trial to assess the effect of community-based peer health workers (PHW) on AIDS care of adults in Rakai, Uganda. ...

Two year virologic outcomes of an alternative AIDS care model: evaluation of a peer health worker and nurse-staffed community-based program in Uganda

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2009-03-01
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Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Background: There is growing concern about the human resources needed to care for increasing numbers of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in resource-limited settings. We evaluated an alternative model, community-based, comprehensive antiretroviral program staffed primarily by peer health...

Telecommunications and health care: An HIV/AIDS warmline for communication and consultation in Rakai, Uganda

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2008-04-25
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Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Hotlines and warmlines have been successfully used in the developed world to provide clinical advice; however, reports on their replicability in resource-limited settings are limited. A warmline was established in Rakai, Uganda, to support an antiretroviral therapy program. Over a 17-month period,...

Responding to the human resource crisis: Peer health workers, mobile phones, and HIV care in Rakai, Uganda.

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2008-03-15
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AIDS Patient Care and STDs
Dear Editor: Two challenges to successful antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up in resource-limited settings (RLS) are human resource and healthcare infrastructure limitations.1 We read with interest the modeling study by Bärnighausen et al. which describes the complexities of ensuring adequate...

Community preparedness for HIV vaccine trials in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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2006-11-30
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Culture, Health, and Sexuality
This paper reports on an assessment of community preparedness for HIV vaccine trials in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Formative research was conducted in the capital city of Kinshasa during the period October 2003 to March 2004 to answer questions pertinent to planning trials of a preventive...

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