CommCare for HIV/AIDS
The number of patients initiating antiretroviral treatment (ART) in
resource-limited settings continues to increase, leading to
concerns that conventional health systems will become increasingly
overloaded. Community adherence groups have been suggested as one
of these new strategies to extend delivery of services and
retention in care. However, a major challenge for HIV/AIDS
programs is ensuring timely and consistent linkage and retention
of high-risk populations and patients to testing, treatment and care.
Dimagi has significant experience working on HIV/AIDS projects in
numerous countries and contexts. CommCare has been used to identify
and track HIV-positive patients, provide behavior change counseling
messages, send SMS reminders for antiretroviral therapy (ART),
and improve HIV-related follow up adherence.