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NUMAT: Report of the Study on Utilization of the Basic Care Package Kit Among People Living with HIV/AIDS

Download this publicationThe Northern Uganda Malaria AIDS and TB Programme (NUMAT) is helping to establish an effective referral system and improve its performance to ensure that people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their families benefit from existing subsidiary services provided by partners, including basic care package (BCP) commodities. The BCP programme goal is to help reduce morbidity and mortality caused by opportunistic infections and HIV transmission.

The objectives of this study were: 1) to evaluate the appropriateness and the level of utilization of the various commodities distributed; 2) to assess the perceived benefits from the PLHIV and their relatives; 3) to estimate the utilization of other PLHIV-related interventions not directly provided by NUMAT but recommended and amenable for referral, such as cotrimoxazole prophylaxis therapy (CPT), HIV counseling and testing of the discordant partner and/or their children, TB screening and family planning. JSI/NUMAT, 2009.

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