Monitoring and Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Comprehensive Care, Management, and Treatment (CCMT) programme for HIV/AIDS in South Africa using National Health Laboratory Service Data

Project Description

South Africa has the largest population of HIV infected people in the world and the largest population of people on antiretroviral therapy (ART).  Both the South African Government (SAG) and international donors have invested billions of ZAR annually on the Comprehensive Care, Management, and Treatment (CCMT) program.  The implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) program lagged behind the implementation of the CCMT rollout.  As a consequence, we lack important strategic information concerning the overall effectiveness of the treatment management programme that could be used to refine treatment strategies and direct scarce resources where they are most needed.

The general objective of this project is explore the use the NHLS laboratory data to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Care, Management and Treatment (CCMT) programme for HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The data generated will provide monitoring and evaluation indicators at national, provincial and district level for the priority areas of HIV.

Project Details

Principal Investigator Dr. William MacLeod
Boston University Co-Investigators Dr. Jacob Bor
Collaborators Right to Care (prime recipient)
Country(ies) South Africa
Dates of Research 2012 – 2014
Donor/Funder USAID_logo_square_150USAID