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oa South African Family Practice - The challenges experienced by nongovernmental organisations with regard to the roll-out of antiretroviral therapy in KwaZulu-Natal : original research

Volume 55, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2078-6190

 

Abstract

Successful administration of antiretroviral therapy (ART) requires full adherence to the regimen by the patient.The introduction of ART needs a well-functioning health system with adequately trained health professionals, laboratory support, a constant supply of drugs and social systems to assist with patients' adherence and to prevent future treatment failure.


The objective of this study was to explore and describe the challenges experienced by nongovernmental organisations with regard to the roll-out of antiretroviral therapy.
A qualitative, exploratory and descriptive study was conducted to determine the challenges experienced by nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) with regard to the roll-out of ART in KwaZulu-Natal. Nine participants were included purposefully from the NGOs that participated in this study. Data were collected through semi-structured individual interviews. Open coding for analysis was used.
The findings revealed four themes: challenges relating to sustainability, adherence, health infrastructure and behaviour.
The results indicate a need for multisectoral collaboration in the roll-out of ART to ensure a concerted,comprehensive and sustainable programme.

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2013-01-01
2016-12-11

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