HIV treatment policy implementation
Progress has been made in scaling up ART treatment programmes in developing countries. However, the implementation of national guidelines remains a challenge as ART eligibility expands and the demand for services increases.
This study uses quantitative and qualitative methods to establish and evaluate the health facility operations pertaining to the provision of ART and progression through the HIV treatment cascade, prior to and following an increase in treatment eligibility.
The study seeks to quantify the additional resources needed to implement new guidelines aimed at providing ART to all HIV infected individuals and to identify the key determinants of policy implementation. Insights from the study will be used to evaluate the successes and challenges that exist in policy implementation and establish why these occurred.