A Qualitative Assessment of a Community Antiretroviral Therapy Group Model in Tete, Mozambique
To improve retention on ART, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Ministry of Health and patients piloted a community-based antiretroviral distribution and adherence monitoring model through Community ART Groups (CAG) in Tete, Mozambique. By December 2012, almost 6000 patients on ART had formed groups of whom 95.7% 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.
Authors: Freya Rasschaert, Barbara Telfer, Faustino Lessitala, Tom Decroo, Daniel Remartinez, Marc Biot, Baltazar Candrinho, Francisco Mbofana, Wim Van Damme
Journal: Public Library of Science (PLoS) One
Keyword(s): HIV / AIDS