A challenge to providing effective HIV/AIDS services is the timeliness with which HIV test results are returned from the regional laboratories to the caregivers. The mLAB system sends SMS messages containing laboratory results through a secure and confidential platform to the designated caregiver at the healthcare facility thereby cutting down on the turnaround time and improving on timely interventions on care and treatment.
To increase functionality of the system and its coverage in an effort to reduce the turn-around time (TAT) from the time blood samples are screened at the reference laboratory to delivery of results to the health facility.
Key Population (eKP System)
For a long time linkage to care and treatment provided to the key population (KP) has faced several challenges that have impacted both the efficacy of care and the accuracy of reporting. Several ministry of health (MOH) partners and CDC implementers support clinics have had challenges in patient follow up and tracking, brought about due to stigma around KP results in client using multiple identities to avoid being known and visitation to several clinics for treatment, resulting in incomplete care and data on patients. To help provide a remedy, there was a need to develop a platform for KP, to help in the unique Identification Management and Centralized Monitoring and Evaluation Data Collection portal.
Increase coverage to recruit more KPs and improve functionality to cover other KPs
EID/PCR TESTING – SMS PRINTERS
Early Infant Diagnosis (EID)/ Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Testing Results Transfer By Use of SMS Printers
Roll out of SMS printers in partnership with National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP) and Clinton Health Access Initiatives (CHAI) to reduce turnaround times for transmission of lab results from specimen collection to reaching the clinic.
Increase coverage and comprehensive functionality of the use of the system
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