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Operational Research Assistance Project - ORAP

14 Jul 2015

Operational research (OR) is increasingly recognised as an essential component of health programmes. OR, defined as the “the search for knowledge on interventions, strategies, or tools that can enhance the quality, effectiveness, or coverage of programmes in which the research is being done” has special relevance in South Africa

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Line Probe Assay - LPA

14 Jul 2015

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified five priorities to accelerate progress towards achieving the 2015 United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals for tuberculosis (TB). The first of these is to “reach the missed cases”, the estimated 2.9 million TB cases that are not diagnosed or reported in national notification systems.

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Community AIDS Prevention Project - COMAPP

14 Jul 2015

In South Africa, 12% of the population (6.4 million) are living with HIV. The AIDS epidemic is generalised with primarily heterosexual transmission. Knowing one’s HIV status is essential, making HIV counselling and testing (HCT), a vital component of HIV care and prevention.

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