Assessment of the quality of STI services in Johannesburg metro: resource availability

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dc.contributor.author Pelesa, Motlatsi
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-16T12:56:18Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-16T12:56:18Z
dc.date.issued 2008-07-16T12:56:18Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/5078
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT Introduction: Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are a major public health concern because they are frequent, with high prevalence and incidence; they can result in serious complications and sequaelae; they have social and economic consequences; and a number of STIs have been identified as facilitating the spread of HIV. STI’s are a major public health concern in South Africa, accounting for about 11 million cases annually. It is estimated that approximately 5.3 million South Africans were infected with HIV at the end of 2002 and controlling STI by a steady supply of resources, among other interventions, could contribute to lowering of the incidence of HIV. Methods: The study was a cross-sectional descriptive survey of fixed primary health care clinics offering STI services in three sub-districts of the Johannesburg Metro. A convenient sample of 22 fixed clinics was surveyed. The 11 Johannesburg Metro sub-districts were stratified according to suburban, township and inner-city. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse the data. These were proportions(percentages) to summarise categorical data; and means were used to summarise numerical variables Results: All facilities had adequate equipment except for two clinics (10% of facilities), one in region 10 and the other in region 8. More than 70% of PHC facilities had clinical management guidelines in every consultation room. Over 60% of clinics reported having no IEC materials written in local language. All facilities had condoms strategically located in accessible places and only two reported condom stock-outs. Two clinics reported drugs stock-outs prior to assessment and only one reported drug stock-outs during the assessment. All the clinics offered services between 7am and 4pm daily and more than 80% of clinics offered counselling and HIV testing. Partner notification was a problem in facilities in all the regions. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject STI services en
dc.subject quality en
dc.subject availability en
dc.subject Johannesburg en
dc.title Assessment of the quality of STI services in Johannesburg metro: resource availability en
dc.type Thesis en


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