Integration of depression screening and treatment into HIV care may prove critical to achievement of the 90–90–90 goals in Malawi and elsewhere in the region. Project SOAR has partnered with the Malawi Ministry of Health to implement and evaluate the integration of a depression management program into HIV care in Malawi. This brief focuses on initial results from the screening phase, which show that more than 90 percent of patients have been appropriately screened for depression. Based on a first round of qualitative interviews, the program has been well received by clinic staff and patients. The brief lists key lessons learned that facilitate the design and implementation of the program.
Project SOAR—Malawi Mental Health. 2018. "Can depression screening be integrated into busy HIV clinics in Malawi? Early results demonstrate its feasibility and acceptability," Project SOAR Results Brief. Washington, DC: Population Council.
Supporting Operational AIDS Research (Project SOAR)