Policy briefs

Effective health messaging during pandemics

Consultation, multi-sectoral cooperation, and communicating in familiar languages are critical for effective health communication in rural settings during a pandemic.

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Small financial incentive increases uptake of HIV testing in men

A R50 financial incentive dramatically increases the uptake of home-based HIV testing among men. This could offer a solution to the challenge of getting more men to test for HIV and start treatment. In this policy brief, researchers propose three recommendations for the Department of Health and their partners.

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Health systems readiness for the UNAIDS ‘95’ targets in rural KwaZulu-Natal

Research evaluating the implementation and impact of universal test and treat (UTT) HIV policies in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, reveals several key areas which need to be strengthened in order to meet the ambitious UNAIDS ‘95’ goals for access to services. In a published policy brief, researchers have put forward four recommendations to policy makers in South Africa.

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