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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)