The overarching aim of the Free State Advance Care Centre (ACCs) Project is to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of care delivered to patients presenting with complex cases of HIV and MDR TB in three of the five health districts in the Free State (FS) Province. The project is being lead by Kheth’Impilo, with partners Jembi and the African Centre as partners working to support the FS Provincial Department of Health (PDOH).
The primary objectives of the programme are to:
- Strengthen the one existing and establish new centres for advanced clinical management of HIV/TB in adults and paediatrics in the Free State Province in the three identified districts
- Establish and or strengthen up- and down- referral systems from Primary Health Centres (PHCs) to the referral centres (ACCs)
- Build and support capacity of PDOH facility staff at district and PHC level to manage HIV complex care patients and MDR TB – through training, mentoring and coaching
- Engage the PDOH to ensure project transition by the end of project
Jembi will be contributing to the ACCs Project by working with partners to strengthen the health information systems required to:
- Strengthen up- and down- referral between health facilities and the ACCs ,
- Manage data of patients seen by ACCs teams and referring facilities
- Store related health system and service data to monitor and evaluate the project.
- Link the blood tests data from NHLS to the facilities