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A Study to Compare the Effects of Cash and Food Transfer Schemes on HIV Patients Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)

A Study to Compare the Effects of Cash and Food Transfer Schemes on HIV Patients Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)

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The overall objective of the study, the first randomized intervention trial comparing cash and food transfers for HIV positive individuals starting Anti- Retroviral Treatment (ART), was to understand which transfer mechanism (cash or food) is more effective at improving nutritional status and increasing adherence to ART.
The overall objective of the study, the first randomized intervention trial comparing cash and food transfers for HIV positive individuals starting Anti- Retroviral Treatment (ART), was to understand which transfer mechanism (cash or food) is more effective at improving nutritional status and increasing adherence to ART.

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FINAL ASSESSMENT REPORT
NFNC/CARE
2012
A Study to Compare the Effects of Cash and Food Transfer Schemes on HIV Patients Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)
 
AuthorsValidation TeamReviewersLayout and Design
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Beatrice Kawana, MSc
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Musonda Mofu, MSc
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Ward Siamusantu, MPH
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Kabaso Kabwe, BCOM
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Bupe Bwalya, BAFrikkie Booysen, PhD (University of Free States, RSA)Gelson Tembo, PhD (University of Zambia)
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 Jay Goulden
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Levyson Banda
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Helen Chirwa Koji soneka - NFNC
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National Food and Nutrition Commission, Stand No. 5112, Lumumba Road, P.O. Box 32669, Lusaka. Zambia; CARE Zambia
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Principle Investigator
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 This final report is a joint product of the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC) and CARE International – Zambia with the financial support provided by DFID Zambia. We wish to thank in particular the ART Project Manager in Katete for his abilities and efforts in ensuring all aspects of the study were well coordinated. Special thanks also go to all staff at St. Francis Hospital who participated in the identification and recruitment of the study clients. All research assistants and data entry clerks are acknowledged for their contribution to this study. We wish also to acknowledge the role played by Isusyas General Dealers in getting cash and food to all our study clients during the entire period of the study. Lastly, but of course not the least, the validation role played by University of Free States (UFS) in the Republic of South Africa and University of Zambia (UNZA) went a long way in ensuring that this report answers the objectives of the study.
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