Innovations

New initiatives and approaches are regularly developed to meet the challenges of HIV/AIDS and the needs of individuals and affected families. Some of these innovations include:

  • Comprehensive Family Care Centers
  • Pediatric Centers of Excellence for training in HIV/AIDS care and treatment;
  • Tuberculosis/HIV Model Centers
  • Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Centers
  • South-to-South Partnership for Pediatric HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment;
  • Clinical Mentorship Initiative;
  • Nurse mentors program;
  • Training for medical technicians and pharmacy assistants;
  • “Fast-track” approach for program initiation in rural areas;
  • Family escort systems to promote HIV testing and TB screening;
  • Prescription cards for illiterate patients;
  • Self-sufficient, patient-support groups;
  • “Expert clients” to provide adherence counseling;
  • Peer educators program to provide education, support, outreach, and navigation to patients;
  • Tiered laboratory system providing state-of-the-art tests;
  • Food banks;
  • Income-generation programs;
  • Solar-powered clinics and laboratories;
  • Unifeid Reporting System;
  • Computer-based systems for data collection and monitoring of program quality.