Research

The following research and learning activities have been undertaken by the LIFT II project:

Lessons Learned From Namibia’s Clinic-to-Community Referral Networks

January 2015  | Namibia

Lessons Learned From Namibia’s Clinic-to-Community Referral Networks (PDF)

In Namibia, despite progress made in the provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) nutrition assessment, counseling and support (NACS) services, retention in care is a challenge where approximately 50% of clients who enroll in NACS are lost to follow up in addition to a significant number of clients relapsing into clinical treatment after discharge from NACS. […]

Optimizing Sustainability of Referral Networks

January 2014

Optimizing Sustainability of Referral Networks (PDF)

Nearly a decade of funding from major donors has supported exceptional progress in scaling-up comprehensive HIV care, treatment and prevention services in middle-and low-resource countries.  Working collaboratively with national leaders and local stakeholders, donor-supported projects have played a vital role in expanding HIV services and strengthening health systems and community-based programs to deliver quality HIV […]

Field Testing a Diagnostic Tool for Household Poverty and Food Security in Namibia

January 2014  | Namibia

Field Testing a Diagnostic Tool for Household Poverty and Food Security in Namibia (PDF)

In October 2013, LIFT II proceeded to test a revised version of the project’s diagnostic tool in the Khomas and Ohangwena districts of Namibia. Based on the team’s experience using the tool in Balaka, the diagnostic tool was streamlined and tailored to facilitate utility in the local context. The report summarizes the results of this […]

Designing Effective Clinic-to-Community Referral Systems

June 2013

Designing Effective Clinic-to-Community Referral Systems (PDF)

In June 2013, LIFT conducted a literature review of processes and tools that have been used to establish clinic-to-community referral systems, as well as on identifying previous or anticipated challenges in establishing and implementing referral systems. This technical brief summarizes the findings of this review and offers a summary of eight essential elements needed to […]

Assessment of a Diagnostic Tool for Household Poverty and Food Security in Balaka District, Malawi

November 2013  | Malawi

Assessment of a Diagnostic Tool for Household Poverty and Food Security in Balaka District, Malawi (PDF)   |   Diagnostic Tool Testing in Balaka 2-pager (PDF)

In August 2013, LIFT conducted a study in Balaka District, Malawi to assess the utility of a diagnostic tool to help service providers make efficient, effective, and appropriate referrals–a critical piece of the project’s goal to build the continuum of care for people living with HIV and other vulnerable households–as well as to learn how […]

Review of the Evidence: Linkages between Livelihood, Food Security, Economic Strengthening, and HIV-Related Outcomes

July 2012

Review of the Evidence: Linkages between Livelihood, Food Security, Economic Strengthening, and HIV-Related Outcomes (PDF)

This literature review was conducted for the LIFT project by MEASURE Evaluation to assess the linkages between poverty, livelihoods, food security, economic strengthening and HIV/AIDS-related outcomes to help inform LIFT’s logic model. This review of the state of the evidence and identification of gaps will feed into the development of LIFT’s research agenda to explore […]

Promising Practices for Linking Economic Strengthening and Clinical Services

February 2012

Promising Practices for Linking Economic Strengthening and Clinical Services (PDF)

This research report was prepared by Save the Children US on behalf of the LIFT project and captures key highlights from a literature review and field research conducted around the referral systems in Ethiopia. It explores key issues for consideration in developing effective referrals systems, and identifies opportunities for innovation and further investigation and investment […]