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A framework to expand public services to children with biomedical healthcare needs related to HIV in the Free State, South Africa

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The study undertook the development of a framework for expanding the public services available to children with biomedical healthcare needs related to HIV in South Africa. The study consisted of various component projects which were depicted as phases. The first phase was a descriptive quantitative analysis of healthcare services for children exposed to or infected by HIV, as rendered by the public health sector in the Free State Province. The second stage was informed by health policy research: a nominal group technique with stakeholders was used to identify strategies for expanding the healthcare services available to these children. The third phase consisted of workshops with stakeholders in order to devise and validate a framework for the expansion. The theory of change logic model served as the theoretical underpinning of the draft framework. Triangulated data from the literature and the preceding two phases of the study provided the empirical foundation. The problem identified was that of fragmented care delivered to children exposed to or infected with HIV, due to the ‘over-verticalization’ of programmes. A workshop was held during which the desired results, the possible factors that could influence the results, as well as the suggested strategies to expand and integrate the public services available to HIV-affected children were confirmed. Thus the framework was finalised during the validation workshop by the researchers in collaboration with the stakeholders.
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Keywords: child health services; logic model; policy development; policy issues; programme assessment; public health sector

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: 5 Howard StreetHillsboro,Bloemfontein,9301, South Africa 2: Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing,University of the Free State, Idalia Loots Building, Room 36Bloemfontein,9301, South Africa

Publication date: 01 June 2012

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