A rapid situation analysis (RSA) study, supported by the Horizons program, was undertaken to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the Thai government’s Access to Care (ATC) project in northern Thailand. The ultimate aim of the study was to make recommendations for action that will improve the quality of the antiretroviral (ARV) therapy that clients receive and to enhance their adherence to HAART. The RSA has shown high levels of support for the ATC project from health providers, HAART clients, their relatives, and even those who had dropped out of the program. However, the RSA has also shown that there has been a high dropout rate and that a substantial number of the clients receiving HAART have had difficulties maintaining adherence. The report offers numerous recommendations to improve the system in order to reduce dropouts and increase adherence among new clients.
Panpanich, Ratana. 2004. "A rapid situation analysis of the access to care project in Northern Thailand," Horizons Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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