The quality of care and private practitioners for sexually transmitted diseases in Uganda
One of the limited number of strategies available to reduce the spread of human immunodeficiency virus( HIV) infections in sub-Saharan Africa is the effective treatment of other, curable, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). At present, a large proportion of people with STDs either treat themselves at home or seek treatment from private sector practitioners (PSPs) rather than use publicly funded services. A randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of a behavioural intervention with or without improved STD services was carried out in Masaka, a rural area of south-western Uganda. The trial involved three groups, each covering six parishes.
Health Policy and Planning (2001) 16 (1) 35-40 [doi:10.1093/heapol/16.1.35]