Innovative Approaches to Integrated Primary Health Care for Marginalized, At-Risk Population in Informal Settlements in Urban South Africa
Project Dates: October 2012 – September 2017
Principal Investigators: Annelies Van Rie (University of North Carolina), Jean Bassett (Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre), Sheree Schwartz and Colleen Hanrhan (Co-PIs, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health)
Co-Investigators: Ian Sanne
Description: This grant includes 10 clinic and community-based operational research studies focused on HIV prevention and care. Studies focus on optimization of prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) programs, optimization of pediatric TB diagnosis, intensified case finding of TB and HIV in the community, adolescent adherence to ART, evaluations of community and clinic-based adherence clubs and evaluation of a novel safer conception service.
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Partners: Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre (Johannesburg, South Africa), University of North Carolina, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Clinical HIV Research Unit (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- West N, Schwartz S, Phofa R, Yende N, Bassett J, Sanne I, Van Rie A. “I don’t know if this is right…but this is what I’m offering”: Healthcare provider knowledge, practice, and attitudes towards safer conception for HIV-affected couples in the context of the South African guidelines. AIDS Care. 2015 Oct 7:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
- Schwartz S, West N, Phofa R, Yende N, Sanne I, Bassett J, Van Rie A. Acceptability and preferences for safer conception HIV prevention strategies: a qualitative study. International Journal of STD & AIDS. In Press. DOI: 10.1177/0956462415604091
- Schwartz, S. R., et al. (2015). "Acceptability and Feasibility of a Mobile Phone-Based Case Management Intervention to Retain Mothers and Infants from an Option B+ Program in Postpartum HIV Care." Maternal and Child Health Journal 19(9): 2029-2037.
- Clouse K, Schwartz SR, Van Rie A, Bassett J, Vermund SH, Pettifor AE. High mobile phone ownership, but low Internet and email usage among pregnant, HIV-infected women attending antenatal care in Johannesburg.
- Schwartz SR, Bassett J, Sanne I, Phofa R, Yende N, Van Rie A. Implementation of a safer conception service for HIV-affected couples in South Africa.
- Clouse K1, Schwartz S, Van Rie A, Bassett J, Yende N, Pettifor A. "What they wanted was to give birth; nothing else": barriers to retention in option B+ HIV care among postpartum women in South Africa.