Home-Based Care

Home based care body

Home-based care at the community level has become central in the provision of HIV/AIDS care. Facilities are often burdened beyond their capacity to care for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families comprehensively. Home-based care is defined as any HIV and related care provided to people in their homes by formal or informal caregivers—including physical, psychosocial, palliative, and spiritual activities, and is mainly provided by community-based organizations.

MEASURE Evaluation reached out to PEPFAR (United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief)—and other donor-supported programs implementing at the community level that support home-based care activities, including LINKAGES—to obtain data collection tools. The tools received are those used by community workers in Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Botswana to track and monitor community home-based care and services. The most common data elements in these tools were incorporated into the indicators in this collection. Each indicator is accompanied by a definition. These definitions were specifically designed to inform data collection by community programs and agents.

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