Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine
- How to improve patient retention in an antiretroviral treatment program in Ethiopia: a mixed-methods studyYibeltal Assefa
Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
BMC Health Serv Res 14:45. 2014..The objective of this study was to develop a framework for improving patient retention in care based on interventions implemented in health facilities that have achieved higher levels of retention in care...
- A qualitative assessment of a community antiretroviral therapy group model in Tete, MozambiqueFreya Rasschaert
Departement of Public Health Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp Belgium
PLoS ONE 9:e91544. 2014..7% were retained in care. We conducted a qualitative study to evaluate the relevance, dynamic and impact of the CAG model on patients, their communities and the healthcare system...
- Adapting a community-based ART delivery model to the patients' needs: a mixed methods research in Tete, MozambiqueFreya Rasschaert
Departement of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationale Straat 155, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
BMC Public Health 14:364. 2014..In Tete--Mozambique, patients stable on ART participate in the ART provision and peer support through Community ART Groups (CAG). This article analyses the evolution of the CAG-model during its implementation process...
- Short and long term retention in antiretroviral care in health facilities in rural Malawi and ZimbabweFreya Rasschaert
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationale Straat 155, Antwerpen 2000, Belgium
BMC Health Serv Res 12:444. 2012..This study analysed the short (<12 months) and long (>12 months) term retention on ART in two ART programmes in Malawi (Thyolo district) and Zimbabwe (Buhera district)...
- Tackling health workforce shortages during antiretroviral treatment scale-up--experiences from Ethiopia and MalawiFreya Rasschaert
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health, Nationale Straat 155, Antwerp, Belgium
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 57:S109-12. 2011....
- Positive spill-over effects of ART scale up on wider health systems development: evidence from Ethiopia and MalawiFreya Rasschaert
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Public Health, Belgium, Antwerp, Belgium
J Int AIDS Soc 14:S3. 2011..Drawing on evidence from Malawi and Ethiopia, this article analyses the effects of ART scale-up interventions on human resources policies, service delivery and general health outcomes, and explores how synergies can be maximized...
- Four-year retention and risk factors for attrition among members of community ART groups in Tete, MozambiqueTom Decroo
Medecins Sans Frontieres, Tete, Mozambique Departement of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Trop Med Int Health 19:514-21. 2014..To understand the impact of CAG on long-term retention, we estimated mortality and lost-to-follow-up (LTFU) rates and assessed predictors for attrition...