- Khayelitsha’s Wellness Hubs are permanent health point structures that provide free HIV, TB, chronic disease and family planning services. The aim of this project, a collaboration between Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), and the Western Cape Government (WCG), is to extend both basic health care screening and ARV distribution services into under-served communities. This reduces the burden on existing clinics and promotes better health outcomes through earlier linkage to care. Stable HIV positive patients (with suppressed viral load) can collect their ARVs as a group in nearby community venues, making ARVs more accessible and boosting retention in care.
- This report demonstrates that the Wellness Hub model appears successful already, and should be considered by the local and national government for scale up to bring greater access and quality of health care to communities. This goal is in line with the government’s plans for universal health coverage through a National Health Insurance, as well as WCG’s Health Care 2030 Strategic Plan that focuses on prevention, promotion and wellness services.
Download the full report here: Report on Khayelitsha Wellness Hubs JA v2.pdf
- Date April 27, 2015
- Tags Project-specific material