Observation Survey

The observation survey assesses the functionality of the clinic based on number of people waiting, size, space, condition & cleanliness, & whether required procedures & information is visibly on display. 

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Patient Survey

The patient survey assesses waiting times, staffing, staff attitudes, stockouts, TB infection control. For PLHIV we assess ARV refill length, service quality, privacy & confidentiality, & viral load understanding.

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Ritshidze Activist Guide 2020

The Ritshidze Activist Guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to conduct community-led clinic monitoring in South Africa.

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Adherence Club Member Survey

The adherence club member survey assesses the functionality of clubs. Do the clubs make it quicker to collect ARVs? Do members get peer support? Do they give treatment literacy information?

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Facility Manager Survey (Long)

The Facility Manager survey assesses facility manager perspectives about staffing, infrastructure & space, HIV linkage & retention, TB services, & programmes that target key populations, youth & men.

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Facility Manager Survey (Short)

The short Facility Manager survey includes a subset of questions taken in alternating quarters with the long survey. They assess areas that change regularly e.g. staffing, filing, HIV service quality.

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Medicines Survey

The medicines survey assesses the frequency and type of stockouts and/or shortages of medicines, vaccines, and dry stock at the clinic.

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Adherence Club Facilitator Survey

The adherence club facilitator survey assesses clubs to understand if they are functional: including # of clubs, ratio of facilitators & nurses to PLHIV decanted, & topics covered. 

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Reflection Form

The reflection form begins the process of data analysis. It is completed immediately after monitoring. It helps us get a sense of the most important things that happened during monitoring.

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Ritshidze Project to monitor HIV services in 400 clinics across SA

The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference”, an idea that underpins a new model of community-led clinic monitoring in South Africa — “Ritshidze” has been developed by people living with HIV and activists to hold both the South African government and international donors accountable to improve overall HIV and TB service delivery.

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About RITSHIDZE

“Ritshidze” — meaning “Saving Our Lives” in TshiVenda — has been developed by people living with HIV and activists to hold the South African government and aid agencies accountable to improve overall HIV and TB service delivery.

Partner organisations include the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC), the National Association of People Living with HIV (NAPWA), Positive Action Campaign, Positive Women’s Network (PWN) and the South African Network of Religious Leaders Living with and affected by HIV/AIDS (SANERELA+)—in alliance with Health Global Access Project (Health GAP), the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), and Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

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