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    Planning and Support Tool for Empowering Approaches to SRHR Education with Young People

    This evidence and rights-based Planning and Support Tool helps organisations to identify how and what they can improve in order to have high quality HIV prevention and SRHR education programmes for young people in place. The fully revised second edition of this practical tool captures all up to date research findings and translated this evidence for practical use. The tool can be used to plan new interventions, but also to analyse existing interventions. The first edition of the tool is also available in French and Portuguese. more

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  • Task shifting or shifting care practices? The impact of task shifting on patients’ experiences and health care arrangements in Swaziland

    Ethnographic research was conducted in five clinics in Swaziland between 2012 and 2014. It demonstrates that the effort to expand services rapidly and to meet donor targets has also undermined patients’ therapeutic experiences and overtaxed health workers, both of which are counterproductive to the ultimate goal of treatment scale-up. This article provides a perspective beyond the structural elements that impede universal treatment, and explores patient views and experiences of the strategies adopted to support further treatment expansion, with a particular focus on the shifting of key care and logistical tasks to expert clients. The article was published in BMC Health Services Research. more

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  • Lost to follow up: rethinking delayed and interrupted HIV treatment among married Swazi women

    A publication about delayed ART initiation by Thandeka Dlamini and Eileen Moyer of University of Amsterdam, based on ethnographic research conducted in phase 1 of the Maximizing ART for Better Health and Zero New HIV Infections programme in Swaziland. more

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  • Rethinking the family in the context of care for adolescents living with HIV in Swaziland

    This article provides findings of a fieldwork exploring the meaning of the family as it applies to Swazi adolescents’ everyday life. Findings suggest that the meaning of the family is constantly evolving and transforming based on changing needs of, and expectations by, adolescents in different contexts and moments of the care continuum. The study was part of the explorative and preparatory phase of the collaborative project Maximizing ART for Better Health and Zero New HIV infections (MaxART), led by the Swazi Ministry of Health. more

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  • MaxART Final Report Phase 1

    In 2011, STOP AIDS NOW!, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health launched a pioneering project in Swaziland: “Maximizing ART for Better Health and Zero New HIV Infections” (MaxART). The ambitious goal of MaxART, is to improve the lives of people living with HIV and prevent new HIV infections in Swaziland, a country with the highest HIV prevalence in the world.The programme is implemented in two phases. The first phase (2011-2015) of MaxART supported a number of interventions and systems strengthening activities aimed to achieve universal access to HIV treatment and to improve the health of the people of Swaziland. This publication reports about the results and recommendations of the first phase. more

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  • Access for all: contextualising HIV treatment as prevention in Swaziland

    Access for All: Article about the contextualisation of HIV Treatment as Prevention in Swaziland, by PhD researcher and MaxART’s social science coordinator Eva Vernooij and colleagues, launched coming July during AIDS 2016 in a special edition of AIDS Care. more

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