Out-facility-individual models

Community ART distribution points (PODI)

Clinical
Specific populations
Context

Community ART distribution points (PODI) have been piloted by MSF in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Clients collect all 3-month ART refills from ART distribution points at community locations serviced by expert client volunteers. Clients separately attend the health facility annually for blood investigations and clinical assessment.

Who is eligible for this model?

On ART >6 months, no active OIs, CD4 count >350, belong to support group

ART refills

WHAT

ART refill
Group adherence support
Weight and basic symptom screen
Referral if unwell

WHEN

3 monthly

WHERE

Community venue

WHO

Peer/volunteer
 

Clinical consultation

WHAT

Laboratory tests
ART rescripting
Clinical monitoring

WHEN

12 months

WHERE

Community health centre

WHO

Nurse
Physician

 

Summary of the model (per year)

Locations

DRC PODI
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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