How Community Monitoring is Building Momentum in West Africa

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The Difference a Year Can Make

Since launching in 2017, the Regional Community Treatment Observatory in West Africa (RCTO-WA) has recruited and trained data collectors in each of the 11 focus countries, completed a baseline study, established a partnership with an academic institution, and launched a website!

Here are some highlights from our latest newsletter:

Baseline Study Completed

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The baseline study for the project was conducted to provide an information base from which to monitor and assess progress and effectiveness of the project activities, and to understand and document the current situation of target countries, sites and capacity of SRs. Results from the study were used to inform the Regional Advocacy Board (RAB) meeting and further inform implementation. Upcoming special report will be published in March 2018.

Community Monitoring Gets Spotlight at ICASA 2017

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The actions and activities gained significant visibility far beyond the conference itself, with social media coverage reaching more than 27,000 impressions (persons reached) each day.      

New Online Platform for Watching What Matters

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Available in English, French, and Portuguese, the new RCTO-WA website provides the latest news and resources on community monitoring. The platform will also serve as a resource center for all public reports, tools, and regional campaign actions.      

The Regional Community Treatment Observatory in West Africa (RCTO-WA) is a consortium project led by the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) and ITPC West Africa working to increase access to optimal HIV treatment in 11 West African countries through the systematic monitoring of HIV care and services.