ARC works to assist ministries of health to improve their public health systems. While context changes from country to country, lessons learnt in one country can often be successfully applied in another. ARC has found that its work to help one government transition a country’s medicine regime can be replicated to help with a similar transition in another country.
ARC has been involved in supporting South Africa and Kenya to transition patients to new HIV drug regimens that offer benefits including improved affordability and quicker viral suppression.
These transitions require careful planning that will help national health systems to predict and manage demand, engage a changing supply base, manage supply timelines and risks, direct use and phasing out of the ‘old’ regimen inventory and to ensure an effective switchover.
Find out more about ARC’s work with South Africa’s National Department of Health and the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) in Kenya by downloading the credential document.