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ACTIVE BETWEEN: 2017-2020

Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation: Integrated Approach to Quality Improvement of Services for the Prevention of Common Cancers and other Non-Communicable Diseases in Communities Growing and Aging with HIV (iGAH)

Create partnerships and collaborations to strengthen the reduction of premature deaths from HIV, TB, common cancers and other NCDs and increase life expectancy in communities; Educate communities and create awareness on the risk factors for HIV, TB common cancers and NCDs
SGDS CONTRIBUTING TO:
MEMBER COMPANIES:
Government 4
Local NGOs 2

Project Approach:

The project will have a three-pronged approach. The three significant projects which have been identified for implementation within the three year funding period will run concurrently.
Project 1: Quality Improvement of services through an integrated chronic care model for communities aging with HIV.
Project 2: Conduct impactful implementation and quality improvement research on cervical cancer screening using VIAC.
Project 3: Awareness creation and prevention of common cancers and NCDs in Adolescents Living with HIV and empowerment of adolescents through behavior modification and life skills training.

The overall objectives of the project are:

Create partnerships and collaborations to strengthen the reduction of premature deaths from HIV, TB, common cancers and other NCDs and increase life expectancy in communities;
Educate communities and create awareness on the risk factors for HIV, TB common cancers and NCDs;
Scale up screening services for the early detection of cervical and breast cancers as well as lung cancer;
Provide adherence, care, and psychosocial support services for Adolescents growing up with HIV and the aging HIV population;
Support an integrated chronic care model that leverages strongly on existing HIV/TB/ MCH services to improve access to screening and treatment services for the common cancers and other NCDs;
Capacitate community healthcare workers and primary caregivers to provide high-quality multidisciplinary support and care to cancer survivors;
Strengthen health systems and to ensure sustained delivery of effective and comprehensive patient-centered chronic healthcare programs;

Results and milestones

Reached target of health facilities with improved capacity to provide breast/cervical cancer care and support services;
Reached target of health staff with improved capacity to provide breast/cervical cancer care and support services;
Exceeded the target of healthcare professionals trained to provide breast/cervical cancer screening & diagnosis services;
Exceeded the target of healthcare professionals trained to provide breast cancer treatment services;
Increased number of community members with awareness on cervical cancer/breast/lung cancer and NCD’s;

Geographic Reach
Disease Area
  • Non-communicable diseases
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SGDs the partnership contributes to
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
  1. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  2. 3.8: Achieve universal health coverage
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals 
Partner organizations
Government

Okhahlamba Municipality

National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS)

Uthukela Health District

KwaZulu Natal Department of Health

Local NGOs

Mpilonhle Sanctuary Organization (MSO)

Bhekuzulu Self Sufficient Project