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Bridging gaps between public and traditional health care sectors-testing a model to improve quality of STI/HIV/AIDS care in sub-Saharan Africa

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2002-10031

  • Start date

    1 September 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2006

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 320 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 320 000

Coordinated by:

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Sweden

Objective

Feasibility and potential benefits of collaboration between the traditional and public health care sectors in Uganda and Zambia will be assessed. The focus will be on improving the humanity and public health dimensions of STI/HIV/AIDS care among both categories of providers. Collaborative models will be designed, based on studies of community and provider needs and preferences, and assessments of quality of care in both settings, using a prospective policy analysis approach. Qualitative and quantitative methods are used. An intervention, based on these data, will be implemented at district/municipal level, with joint training involving traditional and public providers. A before-and-after quasi-experimental evaluation will evaluate process & outcome indicators, providing evidence that collaborations can work and also increase access to essential care services.

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Coordinator

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Address

Norrbacka
171 76 Stockholm

Sweden

Participants (5)

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

Uganda

TRADITIONAL AND MODERN HEALTH PRACTITIONERS TOGETHER AGAINST AIDS AND OTHER DISEASES

Uganda

TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS' ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA

Zambia

UNIVERSITY OF ZAMBIA

Zambia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2002-10031

  • Start date

    1 September 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2006

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 320 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 320 000

Coordinated by:

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Sweden