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Aurum Institute and CDC South Africa

CDC partnership is a model of health system strengthening

The Aurum Institute is a research and health systems management organization that focuses on TB and HIV prevention, treatment and care. The Aurum Institute TB and HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Programme has been in existence since October 2002, with the first patient prescribed antiretroviral therapy (ART) by Aurum clinicians in November 2002. The Arum Institute works in coordination with the South African National Department of Health (NDOH) to increase services at the district and local level.

With support and collaboration with PEPFAR and CDC South Africa, Aurum has increased its partnership links with the NDOH in a number of identified sub-districts. The Aurum team has applied a two-pronged model to its successful work (a) continue with direct service delivery, and (b) strengthen the health systems and develop the capacity within the public sector to enhance the service delivery through the NDOH.

The overall objective is to strengthen the Basic Care Package (Pre-ART) and ART services within facilities, facilitate a comprehensive community program in the clinic catchment areas, and collaborate with other partners operating within the sub-district.

The service delivery model includes the general practitioner network contracted to Aurum, and support to a number of state facilities including the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), and NGOs. These clinics are currently being transferred to South African run facilities.

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