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Training rapidly upskills in face of pandemic 667 635 Right to Care

Training rapidly upskills in face of pandemic

By April 2020 there was considerable concern that COVID-19 would have a devastating impact across the African continent, due to its high HIV prevalence and latent TB rates. Modelling suggested that hospitals would be overwhelmed with patients requiring active respiratory support. These models predicted a massive shortage of ventilators and a lack of healthcare workers…

A rural province keeps COVID-19 numbers low thanks to GIS 960 1280 Right to Care

A rural province keeps COVID-19 numbers low thanks to GIS

Mpumalanga is a province of South Africa most well-known for its tourist attraction, the Kruger National Park. The Mpumalanga Department of Health’s (DOH) Antonnette Hlatshwayo heads the province’s COVID-19 contact tracing team. “Our main challenge was limited resources for contact tracing and monitoring. Without being able to locate and monitor people who had been in…

Command centre relies on GIS data for effective COVID-19 response 867 1156 Right to Care

Command centre relies on GIS data for effective COVID-19 response

Nwabisa Pulumo works for the Ehlanzeni district municipality in Mpumalanga, South Africa, as the GIS manager. “At the outbreak of the pandemic, a command centre was set up to ensure coordination amongst stakeholders and departments at district and provincial levels. I needed to provide information on where COVID-19 cases were and how the virus would…

GIS mapping and analytics dramatically reduces COVID-19 infections 1280 960 Right to Care

GIS mapping and analytics dramatically reduces COVID-19 infections

As COVID-19 cases in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province started to climb rapidly, the plight of vulnerable communities fell into the spotlight. Mittah Raditlhalo, a GIS specialist in Right to Care’s stra-tegic information unit, explains that, “In poor areas, population densi-ties are high, people live close together and use public transport. Social distancing is in some…

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EQUIP and Zambia’s interventions to end AIDS by 2030 945 595 Right to Care

EQUIP and Zambia’s interventions to end AIDS by 2030

MULTI MONTH SCRIPTING AND DISPENSING 1000 667 Right to Care

MULTI MONTH SCRIPTING AND DISPENSING

Multi Month Scripting and Dispensing (MMSD) is an EQUIP programme that seeks to address retention and adherence support. This method of differentiated ART delivery supports countries by decreasing the burden on health facilities while increasing HIV/AIDS treatment initiation, patient retention and disease suppression. BY identifying the total number of newly identified HIV positive patients starting…

LIVING A BETTER LIFE ON ART 800 534 Right to Care

LIVING A BETTER LIFE ON ART

“The nets have improved. My life has improved. Life is good!” John Connelly of the EQUIP Right to Care country program in Malawi had the opportunity to interview Felix Mnthali Mswayo in Kambiro-Mbiro, on the shore of Lake Malawi, near Chitimba Village (at the base of Livingsotnia, Malawi). This story of hope must be spread far and…

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