This 2002 rapid appraisa investigated the extent to which some health and social interventions were available at that time to children attending public sector clinics in all nine provinces of South Africa.

The rapid appraisal was conducted in collaboration with the Child Health Unit, also based at the University of Cape Town. The study identified several deficiencies in the services. It also highlighted the need for monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of existing policies and guidelines, and for the training of primary health care staff on the appropriate management of HIV in children. The research report was distributed to health managers at national, provincial and district levels.

This project was supported by the Health Systems Trust.

Further reading

Rapid appraisal of primary level health care services for HIV-positive children at public sector clinics in South Africa
Giese S & Hussey G 2002
Durban: Health Systems Trust