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HIV Case Reporting In Cambodia - Monitoring The Elimination Of HIV

Fredslund, Sara Vinther LU (2013) MIDM71 20131
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
Cambodia is preparing a scale-up of the Continuum of Care for people living with HIV with the goal of eliminating new HIV infections by 2020. To measure if Cambodia is reaching its goal it is necessary to obtain high-quality strategic information. This case study looked into how HIV Case Reporting, as one component of strategic information, facilitates the monitoring of the epidemic. Doing so, it was the ambition to provide inspiration for countries with concentrated and low-level epidemics. The purpose of the study was to explore challenges and opportunities of using case reporting in HIV surveillance, and to analyze the linkages between case reporting and healthcare access. This was done by comparing the Cambodian reporting system with... (More)
Cambodia is preparing a scale-up of the Continuum of Care for people living with HIV with the goal of eliminating new HIV infections by 2020. To measure if Cambodia is reaching its goal it is necessary to obtain high-quality strategic information. This case study looked into how HIV Case Reporting, as one component of strategic information, facilitates the monitoring of the epidemic. Doing so, it was the ambition to provide inspiration for countries with concentrated and low-level epidemics. The purpose of the study was to explore challenges and opportunities of using case reporting in HIV surveillance, and to analyze the linkages between case reporting and healthcare access. This was done by comparing the Cambodian reporting system with global recommendations. National reporting tools were reviewed and later supplemented by expert’s inputs from workshops, published and un-published literature and questions addressed to key management personnel. It was concluded that Cambodian HIV case reporting largely implements globally recommended practices, however a major constraint is that individual-level data is not reported. This limits the utilization of data for monitoring purposes. Future developments should go hand in hand with stigma-reducing efforts as this could improve healthcare access, which is a prerequisite for valid case reporting. (Less)
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author
Fredslund, Sara Vinther LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIDM71 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Individual-level Information, HIV Case Reporting, Healthcare Access, Elimination of HIV, Confidentiality
language
English
id
3798550
date added to LUP
2013-12-04 09:38:09
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2013-12-04 09:38:09
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  abstract     = {Cambodia is preparing a scale-up of the Continuum of Care for people living with HIV with the goal of eliminating new HIV infections by 2020. To measure if Cambodia is reaching its goal it is necessary to obtain high-quality strategic information. This case study looked into how HIV Case Reporting, as one component of strategic information, facilitates the monitoring of the epidemic. Doing so, it was the ambition to provide inspiration for countries with concentrated and low-level epidemics. The purpose of the study was to explore challenges and opportunities of using case reporting in HIV surveillance, and to analyze the linkages between case reporting and healthcare access. This was done by comparing the Cambodian reporting system with global recommendations. National reporting tools were reviewed and later supplemented by expert’s inputs from workshops, published and un-published literature and questions addressed to key management personnel. It was concluded that Cambodian HIV case reporting largely implements globally recommended practices, however a major constraint is that individual-level data is not reported. This limits the utilization of data for monitoring purposes. Future developments should go hand in hand with stigma-reducing efforts as this could improve healthcare access, which is a prerequisite for valid case reporting.},
  author       = {Fredslund, Sara Vinther},
  keyword      = {Individual-level Information,HIV Case Reporting,Healthcare Access,Elimination of HIV,Confidentiality},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {HIV Case Reporting In Cambodia - Monitoring The Elimination Of HIV},
  year         = {2013},
}