Systematic review of retention of pediatric patients on HIV treatment in low and middle-income countries 2008–2013
In a review of roughly 56,000 pediatric HIV treatment patients from 23 low- and middle-income countries, retention in antiretroviral care was estimated at 88%, 72%, and 67% in the 12, 24, and 36 months, respectively, after ART initiation.
Delays, interruptions, and losses from prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services during antenatal care in Johannesburg, South Africa: a cohort analysis
Abstract Background: Between 2010–2013, South Africa implemented WHO ‘Option A’ for prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), where all HIV-infected pregnant women (from 14 weeks gestation) received zidovudine (AZT) as ARV prophylaxis and initiated CD4 testing at their first antenatal care (ANC) visit. After returning for a second visit to collect CD4 results, women ...
Estimating implementation and operational costs of an integrated tiered CD4 service including laboratory and point of care testing in a remote health district in South Africa
Abstract Background: An integrated tiered service delivery model (ITSDM) has been proposed to provide ‘full-coverage’ of CD4 services throughout South Africa. Five tiers are described, defined by testing volumes and number of referring health-facilities. These include: (1) Tier-1/decentralized point-of-care service (POC) in a single site; Tier-2/POC-hub servicing processing <30–40 samples from 8–10 health-clinics; Tier-3/Community laboratories ...
The Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the University of the Witwatersrand, based in Parktown, Johannesburg, is an internationally recognised health research group with a focus on HIV and tuberculosis. HE2RO seeks to build the evidence base to improve health policies and programmes in South Africa and the region. We collaborate on policy ...
The Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO), a multidisciplinary research office of the Wits Health Consortium at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa (www.heroza.org), is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position in health economics. The position is under the direct supervision of HE2RO staff in collaboration with the Center for Global ...
The HE2RO QuantCorps offers master’s graduates and doctoral students an opportunity to participate in valuable research studies and projects, under the supervision of HE2RO's senior staff and faculty from Boston University and the University of the Witwatersrand.
- 18 MAY Advanced Epidemiological Methods Seminar
- 10 JUL Health Economics: Economic Concepts for Policy Makers
- 13 JUL Health Economics: Short Course in Applied Cost and Cost‐Effectiveness Analysis for Public Health
- 13 JUL M&E: Short Course in Program Monitoring and Evaluation
- 14 JUL Policy Analysis: Workshop in Research Application to Policy
- 01 AUG Regression Discontinuity Methods
HE2RO has been awarded a five year grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a new project; Analysis of National Lab Database...
HE2RO will be hosting two Swedish 5th year Medical Students, Elin Bankel and Sara Dahlberg, for a 6 week internship. Elin will be working...
HE2RO is pleased to announce the completion of a new Policy Brief, Understanding the Financing of HIV/AIDS in the Public Sector in South Africa,...