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AQUITY begins work to promote access to health and social services for vunerable children in South Africa

In June 2012, AQUITY began work with the Department of Social Development in South Africa to promote the maintenance and sustainability of the Children's Services Directory, geared at assisting children made vunerable by HIV/AIDS and other causees and their caregivers to identify local supportive resources, and to building capacities to ensure that services for vulnerable children are accessible and of a high quality. This is made possible through the award of a three year contract from the United States Agency for International Development. The project will contribute increasing access to much needed services for the 3.8 million children who have lost one or both parents largely because of the AIDS crisis in South Africa.

By |2018-03-22T22:23:52+02:00March 22nd, 2018|

AQUITY works with the University of Free State to Evaluate Intervention to Improve TB Patients’ Uptake of HIV Counselling and Testing in the Free State Province

AQUITY has been a leader in developing the capacities of local communities and public sector partners to manage and scale-up HIV services, particularly in Southern Africa, and has been a strategic partner to the Provincial Departments of Health to implement provider-initiated HIC Counselling and Testing (PICT) in South Africa. In partnership with the University of Free State, AQUITY is contributing to a multi-site study of the comparative effectiveness of PICT service delivery models. The study will examine professional and community health worker training and mentoring interventions to improve uptake of PICT among TB patients and will build on work conducted by AQUITY's staff to support the National and Provincial DOH in the conceptualization of the PICT model. AQUITY will provide training and on-site coaching to healthcare workers on pre- and post-test counseling skills and quality assured HIV testing according to national standards, geared at evaluating the implementation of and outcomes related to PICT.

By |2019-01-27T21:36:39+02:00March 22nd, 2018|