04 December 2013

Some of South Africa's 2.4 million HIV patients will be able to get antiretroviral (ARV) treatment outside of health clinics in a move the Department of Health hopes will help address stockouts... Currently many patients in the country queue monthly to pick up their ARVs, but, as part of its latest funding application to the international financing mechanism, The Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria, the country is planning to move treatment out of clinics and into patients' homes, local libraries and maybe even their local clothing store chain, like Pep, in the next three years... Piloted by the international medical humanitarian body Doctors Without Borders (MSF), these clubs were first developed in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

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