22 January 2015

A recent piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine by MSF’s Tom Ellman, head of the Southern Africa Medical Unit (SAMU), emphasises the need for demedicalizing HIV treatment in Africa.

In Demedicalizing AIDS Prevention and Treatment in Africa, Tom lays out calls for coordinated structures of community-based wellness support and civil-society activism for sustaining an effective, accountable response to HIV and health care. Tom highlights the need for patient-centred drug-delivery and systematic monitoring of patients as a means for delivering effective HIV treatment, while commenting on the need for shared responsibility to transform the HIV landscape.

To read more on MSF’s approach to HIV care in Africa, read the original article in NEJM