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A novel approach to priority-setting for HIV prevention among adults in Uganda

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posted on 2014-05-26, 00:00 authored by K Grace Achungura
The study used economic and ethical theory, empirical evidence and local stakeholders views to develop a checklist of features of an ideal approach to priority-setting. This was used to determine the ideal approach for priority-setting for HIV prevention in Uganda. The Assessing Cost-Effectiveness (ACE) approach was determined to be the ideal approach using the checklist developed. A pilot study using the approach determined that in Uganda, blood safety and HIV counselling interventions are the most cost-effective, equitable and acceptable interventions. Mass media interventions were the least cost-effective and affordable, had a weak evidence base but were more acceptable. On the other hand interventions targeting Most-at-risk-populations were cost-effective but least acceptable. The study demonstrates the importance of balancing technical rigor and due process to ensure buy-in by stakeholders.

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298 pp.

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eng

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Research doctorate

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Doctor of Philosophy

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D Wilson, F Wabwire-Mangen, H Mavoa, R Carter, C Bennett

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Faculty of Health

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School of Population Health

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