CHP PhD Completion Seminar: 12th April 2018 – HIV care in lower and middle income countries: outcomes, costs and cost-effectiveness

Thursday April 12th 1.30pm-2.30pm
Seminar Room 515 – Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Arie Rahadi, Supervisors: Dr. Arthur Hsueh, Prof. Margaret Kelaher, Prof. Phillip Clarke

Decentralization of HIV care from hospitals to lower-care facilities adapts provision to health system constraints in lower- and middle-income countries and is a critical step towards realizing
an optimal coverage. This research examines outcomes, costs, and cost-effectiveness of decentralized provision of the HIV care continuum – from diagnosis to antiretroviral treatment (ART) – in adult populations in Indonesia and sub-Saharan Africa. The economic analysis centers on ART care. The research finds that HIV care decentralization is a safe and cost-effective strategy,  requiring a minimum extra investment to expand the HIV care capacity. The findings extend the evidence base on the topic to the entire HIV care continuum and long-term cost implications.

Mr Arie Rahadi, Arie Rahadi is a PhD candidate with the Centre for Health Policy. He has an extensive background in health program management. His participation in evaluations of national HIV
prevention and care programs in Indonesia and elsewhere in the region has built his research interest in pragmatic program evaluations and the role of primary care in HIV and chronic care management.

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