The Lablite project is an implementation project investigating strategies to roll out HIV treatment safely and cost-effectively in sub-Saharan Africa. This conference poster presents a comprehensive baseline survey to describe HIV care and antiretroviral therapy (ART) provision on the ground. Around 20 health facilities were selected in each of Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe, representing different regions and facility levels, with the aim of describing and comparing ART delivery nationally and between countries. Facilities included those at different stages of ART provision but were not selected by accessibility to laboratory services. A questionnaire was administered to the in-charge nurse or clinician of the facility or a representative who was able to provide details on service provision and health care provider training at the facility.
Abongomera, G.; Namata, H.; Nkhata, M.; Muzambi, M.; Seeley, J.; Ratsma, E.; Reid, A.; Ilakut, C.; Chiwaula, L.; Mabugu, T.; Mambule, I.; Matengeni, A.; Phiri, M.; Chan, A.; Katabira, E.; Revill, P.; Sodhi, S.; Hakim, J.; Gilks, C.; Cataldo, F.; Ford, D.; Gibb, D.M. Lablite: baseline mapping survey of decentralised ART service provision in Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Presented at XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), Washington DC, USA, 22-27 July 2012. Lablite, London, UK (2012) 1 pp.