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Health Systems

Health Systems focuses on technical assistance, health systems strengthening and direct service delivery projects in support of the Department of Health and related communities. 
The divisional projects are delivered in partnership with Aurum Technical Services Quality Improvement, Training and Mentoring, Clinical Services, Data Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Health Service Management.

We have led landmark studies in the fields of TB case finding, TB preventive therapy and TB-HIV integration. These included those evaluating TB preventive therapy (Thibela INH study), done in three large-scale mining regions, and TB diagnosis (XTEND evaluation) that have had implications for global policy and practice. Other large cluster-randomized trials have evaluated TB/HIV integration interventions such as the use of presumptive TB treatment for ART patients (TB FastTrack), use of TB/HIV integration officers in clinics (MERGE) and introduction of INH and Point of care CD4 in households for contact tracing (Inhibit TB).
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