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HIV/AIDS (INCO)

Optimising the Use of the Syndromic Approach for STI Management and Prevention in Resource Poor Settings
Framework programme:
5
Project number:
ICA4-CT-2001-10016
EC contribution:
€ 384 000
Duration:
30 months
Type:
CA
Starting date:
1 January 2002

Summary:

More efficient and effective healthcare systems in reproductive healthcare will be promoted through improvements of the use of the syndromic approach for STI management and prevention in resource poor settings with high STI and HIV incidence. Locally relevant systems that will optimise field performance of the syndromic approach for STI management, in particular for STI in women, will be obtained through reconsidering existing tools and systems and at different levels of the health delivery system. The acceptability of the syndromic approach for STI management for health providers and users will be improved through a concerted action in four sub-Saharan countries. Co-operation with scientists and policy-makers from four European institutions involved in health system development and the development of diagnostic tools will continue to enhance effectiveness, coverage and quality of existing primary healthcare services.

Objectives:

The objective is to promote more efficient and effective healthcare systems in reproductive healthcare through improvements in the use of the syndromic approach for STI management, and prevention in resource poor settings with high STD and HIV incidence. Locally relevant systems that will optimise field performance of the syndromic approach for STI management, in particular for STI in women, will be obtained through reconsidering existing tools and systems and at different levels of the health delivery system. The acceptability of the syndromic approach for STI management for health providers and users will be improved in four sub-Saharan countries. Cooperation between scientists and policy-makers involved in health system development and the development of diagnostic tools will continue to enhance effectiveness, coverage and quality of existing primary healthcare services.

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