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Perspectives on Differentiated Service Delivery – Dr. Michael Odo: “CQUIN Breaks Down Boundaries”

October 4, 2018

Michael Odo, MB BCH, MSc, MPH, is the technical advisor for HIV care and treatment for the Department of HIV/AIDS, at the Malawi Ministry of Health. At CQUIN’s Science and Practice of Scale-up Workshop, Dr. Odo discussed Malawi’s successes reaching 90-90-90, the challenges ahead, and how CQUIN is helping the Ministry make the leap toward community-based care and treatment.

CQUIN Supports National Coordinators to Accelerate DSD Scale-Up in Network Countries

August 29, 2018

In February, CQUIN launched an online DSD community of practice designed to support DSD coordinators. Part of CQUIN’s diverse portfolio of activities to accelerate DSD scale-up, the community consists of ministry of health staff and DSD coordinators from 10 countries, who meet twice a month to share ideas on planning activities, discuss solutions to common challenges, and exchange tools and resources.

Eswatini, Kenya, and Malawi Observe TASO’s Rights-Based Approach to DSD in Uganda

August 26, 2018

CQUIN recently supported teams from Eswatini, Kenya, and Malawi to visit Uganda on a joint south-to-south learning exchange hosted by the Uganda Ministry of Health National AIDS Control Program. From June 10-14, the teams visited The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), a pioneer in Uganda’s HIV/AIDS response. The exchange included three field visits to observe Community Drug Distribution Points (CDDP) and Community Client-Led ART Delivery (CCLAD) and facility based DSD models.

Perspectives – Dr. Rose Nyirenda on Using Evidence to Inform the Future of HIV Service Delivery

July 27, 2018

Rose Kolola Nyirenda, PhD(c), is the director of the HIV Treatment Unit at the Malawi Ministry of Health, where she provides policy direction for biomedical interventions for HIV-related programs, including programs implemented by governments and other partners, such as local and international organizations. Ms. Nyirenda spoke to us about the delicate balance of implementing novel

Why Do Fewer Men Choose Community-Based HIV Treatment Models? Zimbabwe Study Reveals Complexities Related to Male Engagement

July 26, 2018

In response to a request from Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care, CQUIN supported a study exploring barriers and facilitators to male engagement in community ART refill groups (CARGs). We sat down to talk with Joanne Mantell, Ph.D., one of the study co-investigators, about the preliminary findings, and how they might influence HIV service delivery in Zimbabwe and beyond.