Task Shifting in HIV/AIDS Service Delivery: An Exploratory Study of Expert Patients in Uganda

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Over the past several years in Uganda, many health facilities have adopted strategies to shift some facility and community-based tasks to “expert patients,” clients who are recruited and trained to provide support services for other clients in facilities and in communities. The USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) carried out a qualitative study in May 2011 at six health facilities that were using expert patients in a variety of tasks within the facility and at the community level. This study examines issues faced by expert patients from the Ugandan context to improve understanding of current practices and perceptions.

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