Newly on Treatment

While testing might be a man’s first healthcare experience, the first 90 days on treatment are critical. Will the experience encourage him to continue to stay on treatment and go on to live a healthy life? Innovations at this stage focus on helping, guiding and supporting men—and improving the clinic experience.

A man engages with MenConnect by MINA. This WhatsApp-based digital platform helps men in the crucial first 90 days of treatment—and beyond

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Newly on Treatment
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Newly on Treatment
Implementing Partner:  Youth Health Africa Description/Activities:  Reorganization of filing systems to ensure ease and efficiency of finding and maintaining patient charts; developed a user-friendly process for organizing patient files What Makes the Intervention Unique/Different:  It is a cost saving intervention that shares the cost between Youth Health Africa (YHA) and multiple DSPs; YHA covers monthly …
Newly on Treatment
USAID DISCOVER-Health addressed some of the health system barriers the men face to make HIV services more accessible, and increased the availability of credible HIV/health information.
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Male-only spaces/corners, specific male-only hours, male providers; male friendly clinics leverage existing infrastructure to provide a separate space, or in some cases dedicated times, to allow only men to access primary health care services
Newly on Treatment
A differentiated service delivery model was designed and implemented in referral hospitals in rural settings. Male-friendly clinics provide integrated HIV, reproductive health, and NCD services during times that are more suitable for men; in this case, on Saturdays from 7:30 am-2:00 pm.
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This initiative takes a comprehensive approach to providing clinical services in the community across the cascade - from testing to treatment.
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These are male only clinics operated by male only staff that offer adaptable services in order to increase medical male circumcision, HIV testing, ART initiation and retention in care, TB screening and early diagnosis, and STI management in sexually active men. Philandoda Male Wellness clinic was set up at the main taxi rank in Eshowe, with extended working hours from 8am-5pm on Saturdays. In Khayelitsha, Site B male was opened very close to a taxi rank and Kuyasa male clinic is situated very close to a bus and train station with the aim of reaching men who are reluctant to access conventional health services currently offered by DoH. Both Khayelitsha clinics are run by CoCT with support from MSF. 1 month refills are offered for new/unstable clients, whereas 2 month refills are offered for stable clients.
Newly on Treatment
MSF introduced a comprehensive “welcome back” service at an ART facility, starting on the day of re-engagement. MSF is also using a social media campaign (WhatsApp and Facebook) to reach out to clients who may have disengaged from care.