Field-Testing Costing Guidelines for Home-Based Care: the Case of Uganda




Musau S, Chanfreau C, Kyomuhangi LB


Partners for Health Reformplus




There is a growing acknowledgment of the importance of the continuum of care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS outside of health facilities. Greater reliance on communities to provide care and support to people living with HIV/AIDS as well as non-complex maintenance and adherence support for treatment of those who are under antiretroviral treatment is seen as a way to alleviate the burden placed on traditional health systems in countries highly affected by HIV/AIDS. This report presents findings from the field-test of the Partners for Health Reformplus guidelines developed for costing home-based care (HBC) programs, with cases drawn from nine HBC programs in Uganda. The guidelines help the user to define the core HBC activities and to collect appropriate cost and service data. [from abstract]


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