|Accessing the availability of dried blood spot collection kits in health facilities in ABIA state supported by NACA comprehensive aids programs with state (NCAPS).
Time-series analysis: July 2016 - April 2017|
|Keywords: Early infant diagnosis, human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), dried blood spots (DBS), dried blood spot collection kits, logistics management coordination unit |
|Urama BO , Akobundu EK , Iwheye-Adie BG , Nwankwo OO , Babatunji Odelola , and Okwuagbala HU |
The aim of this assessment was to determine the level of accessibility of DBS collection kits in health facilities supported by Federal Government of Nigeria funded NCAPS project in Abia State and the factors affecting it.
Methods and Findings:
Data were collected through cluster review meetings with health facilities focal persons who managed this product between July 2016 and April 2017. Data was collected using Combined Report and Receipt Form (CRRF). All sites reported stock out of DBS collection kits during March-April 2016 review period. The stock out was caused by expiry resulting from poor inventory management practice.
DBS collection kits stock out impacted collection of dry blood spots for early infant diagnosis of HIV for at least two months. Sample collection discontinuations due to stock out of kits increases risk of late commencement in care or death.
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