Community Based Monitoring to Increase Access of Adolescents to Primary Health Care Services: A Soul City Case StudyRMCHNon HST
CHEPSAA: How to do Capacity Assessments for Health Policy and Systems Research in University Settings - A HandbookConsortium for Health Policy & Systems Analysis in Africa(CHEPSAA)Non HST
National consolidated guidelines for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and the management of HIV in children, adolescents and adultsDepartment of Health (South Africa)Non HST
Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Drugs List Primary Health Care
These initial products cover common health problems and drugs lists at secondary and tertiary hospital level. There were problem areas, where common conditions arise by concentration and are complicated, problematic, essentially rare, expensive to diagnose and to treat and require complicated procedures. Such conditions, e.g. onco-therapy, dialysis, transplantation, and HIV/AIDS, require special mention and attention at a different level. A next stage would be to consider the appointment of panels of experts, guided by health authority policies, to develop protocols, covering all aspects, including cost implications, palliation, treatment, prognosis, selection criteria and mechanisms of funding.
Hopefully the completed initial step will facilitate the development of rational prescribing and dispensing, eliminate wastage, encourage research and critical evaluation and facilitate equity in health care.