The leader-board provides visualisation of facility ranking by national, provincial and district levels. The desired outcome is recognise and motivate the teams of healthcare workers in facilities striving to reach the ambitious UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets for December 2020, more so in this difficult time of COVID-19. This effort funded by PEFPAR through USAID, is led by the South African Department of Health an the Operation Phuthuma team.
This cost model provides a simple tool for analysts and decision-makers to determine the cost per test for a testing platform from a provider’s perspective. For many developing countries, the decision to introduce or scale-up certain laboratory tests is influenced by the associated costs and effectiveness. For example, introducing point-of-care (POC) testing, or low- volume testing technologies, into healthcare programmes may improve access, linkage to care and treatment. This tool can assist policy makers in answering questions related to the cost per test for different test technologies, for example CD4, viral load, Gene-Xpert etc., and ultimately improve programme efficiency.
The Healthcare Cost and Outcomes Model (HCOM) provides a simple tool for analysts and decision-makers to determine the cost-effectiveness of a healthcare intervention in which resources are consumed to produce certain healthcare outcomes.