In Malawi, as in other sub-Saharan countries, mental health care infrastructure and resources are limited. Accordingly, there is a clear need to shift the provision of mental health treatment to the primary care level. The Malawi Ministry of Health, in partnership with UNC Project-Malawi, designed a program that would integrate depression screening and management into HIV care at two public HIV clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi. The purpose of this study, conducted under Project SOAR, was to evaluate the implementation of this program and its impact on HIV and mental health outcomes.
Pence, Brian Wells, Michael Udedi, Kazione Kulisewa, Mina C. Hosseinipour, Steven M. Mphonda, Melissa A. Stockton, and Bradley N. Gaynes. 2021. "Integrating depression management into HIV care in Lilongwe, Malawi: Feasibility and impact," Project SOAR Final Report. Washington, DC: USAID | Project SOAR.
Supporting Operational AIDS Research (Project SOAR)