Scaling up TB HIV Integration (SUTHI)

25 February 2016

L-R: Girlie Shange (DOH), Kogie Naidoo (CAPRISA), Lynne Footit (BRHC), Fikile Dube (DOH), Maryanne Richardson (BRHC), Francois Pretorius (BRHC)

CAPRISA hosted key collaborators from BroadReach Healthcare (BRHC), Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and University College London (UCL) to discuss the direction and implementation of the CAPRISA 013, Scaling up TB-HIV Integration (SUTHI) study.  The CAPRISA 013 study is testing the effectiveness of a quality improvement model to integrate TB HIV services in Primary Health Care Clinics in two rural districts of uThungulu and Ugu in KwaZulu-Natal. Expertise from the collaborators include quality improvement methodology, implementation science research as well as established relationships with district health facilities. The programme included visits to Mvutshini Primary Health Care Clinic which provides HIV and TB-related treatment. Collaborators had the opportunity to observe quality improvement interventions implemented at the clinic by the CAPRISA team.