Implementing antiretroviral therapy programs in resource-constrained settings: Lessons from Monze, Zambia

Adebola Adedimeji, Oliver Malokota, Ogenna Manafa

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Abstract

We describe the impact of an antiretroviral therapy program on human resource utilization and service delivery in a rural hospital in Monze, Zambia, using qualitative data. We assess project impact on staff capacity utilization, service delivery, and community perception of care. Increased workload resulted in fatigue, low staff morale, and exacerbated critical manpower shortages, but also an increase in users of antiretroviral therapy, improvement in hospital infrastructure and funding, and an overall community satisfaction with service delivery. Integrating HAART programs within existing hospital units and services may be a good alternative to increase overall efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-210
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Public Health Policy
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

Keywords

  • HIV
  • Zambia
  • antiretroviral therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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