Join MEASURE Evaluation on October 10, 2019 at 10am EDT for a one-hour webinar on using qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) to assess actionable drivers of HIV outcomes in Mozambique. The webinar will be led by Allie Davis, PhD, MS, and Zulfiya Charyeva, PhD, MPH.
In Mozambique, more than a million children are HIV-positive or otherwise vulnerable due to HIV. In response to this crisis, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) supports programs that serve orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV. PEPFAR seeks to understand how program management can be improved in order to increase knowledge of HIV status and encourage retention on antiretroviral therapy (ART).
QCA was used to identify the combinations of modifiable case management attributes that led to improved HIV status knowledge. Data was collected for 70 case workers, called activistas, across six community-based organizations (CBOs) in three provinces in Mozambique. The results of this study highlight the importance of activista experience, through prior work experience or training; the importance of activista support through high-quality care team meetings, one-on-one supervision, and low supervision ratios; the importance of not overworking activistas by assigning too many cases or complex cases; and the importance of providing activistas with resources such as transportation and airtime for mobile phones.
This webinar will briefly present the QCA method, discuss results, and provide recommendations for CBOs to improve program outcomes.