Technical Assistance

Technical assistance – strengthening health systems, improving patient outcomes

The technical assistance that Right to Care provides to ministries and departments of health in South Africa and other parts of the world is focused on improving the healthcare system of a country.

Right to Care’s priority in strengthening healthcare systems is to:

  • support the HIV and TB range of care, and
  • improve patient outcomes.

We provide technical assistance to governments in South Africa and beyond to transition health systems originally designed to draw patients to clinics into those that are patient-focused with easy and accessible medicine dispensing systems.

Our specialist teams work with:

regional departments of health

healthcare practitioners

healthcare workers in facilities at regional, district and sub-district level

Right to Care helps to build integrated well-functioning health systems with:

trained and motivated health workers

well-maintained infrastructure

reliable supplies of medicines and technologies

adequate funding

strong health plans

evidence-based policies

best practice patient care

Right to Care HSS programmes typically include:

Adult and paediatric HIV care, treatment and support

Maternal child health, prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) and nutrition

Sexual and reproductive health

TB screening, care and treatment

Comprehensive prevention

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

Pharmacy supply chain management

Laboratory systems support

Training and mentorship

Health management improvement programmes

Right to Care – a key role player in SA’s HIV treatment programme

Right to Care provides technical guidance and training for improving the standard of care at government health facilities for the Department of Health and other NGO partners.
We actively participate in the committees of the Department of Health, SA National AIDS Council, HIV Clinician’s Society, and the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA).
To reduce the reliance on trained doctors in public facilities:

we incorporated nurse-initiated and managed antiretroviral treatment (NIMART),

created a system to refer stable HIV-positive patients to private-sector GPs at no cost to patients

Right to Care tests and trains on genotyping to identify HIV drug resistance in patients so we can provide access to third-line antiretroviral treatment (ART).

Treating health seriously, caring, making treatment available in South Africa and abroad.

Contact Us

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Phone : +27 (0) 11 276-8850