|Evaluation of trimoxazole availability for preventive therapy in adolescents and adults patients living with HIV/AIDS in pepfar supported antiretroviral treatment sites in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Time-series analysis: July 2016 - April 2017|
|Keywords: Cotrimoxazole, consumption, combined report and requisition Form (CRRF), human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), logistics management coordination unit (LMCU), Stock on hand|
|Urama BO , Agusiobo AN , Idang B , Iwheye-Adie BG , Babatunji Odelola and Obioma UM |
|Background: Cotrimoxazole preventive therapy (CPT) is a cheap, suitable and well-tolerated means of using cotrimoxazole intervention for patients living with HIV/AIDS to decrease mortalities and morbidities related to HIV/AIDS. The aim of this study was to ascertain the level of availability and stock out of Cotrimoxazole in antiretroviral treatment sites supported by U.S President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Akwa Ibom State. This research will show the number of health facilities with a zero or positive stock on hand data for adult cotrimoxazole at the health facilities.
Methods and Findings: Quantitative data were collected from health facilities focal persons in a cluster review meeting between July 2016 and May 2017. The data (stock on hand and consumption) were extracted from the Inventory Control Cards and adult pharmacy daily worksheet respectively using Combined Report and Receipt Form (CRRF). The data were entered and analyzed in an MS Excel worksheet. Charts depicting the extent of stock availability were generated and transferred to an MS Word. The findings revealed that stock out of CTX was not common in PEPFAR supported antiretroviral treatment sites in Akwa Ibom State. CTX availability was lower in Government owned Primary Health Center providing antiretroviral treatment services than in General Hospitals and private/mission hospitals.
Limitations of the study: The evaluation was limited to antiretroviral treatment sites supported by PEPFAR.
Conclusions: The data demonstrate adequate CTX availability and may be an indication of a strong supply chain system for PEPFAR HIV/AIDS program in the state.|
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