Southern Africa is plagued by numerous crises that can lead to unplanned treatment interruptions for people on ART. Understanding the effect of different types of crises and how they were handled might help us to develop strategies to keep patients on treatment under difficult circumstances. HEARD's recently released report examines the impact of three crises: the 2007 public sector strike in South Africa, the ongoing political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe and the Mozambican floods in 2008. [See also the journal article describing the same research].
HEARD (Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division) Report, 43 pp.
Unplanned ART Treatment Interruption in South Africa: what can we do to minimise the long-term risks?