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Providing HIV care in the aftermath of Kenya's post-election violence Medecins Sans Frontieres' lessons learned January – March 2008

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Author(s): Reid Tony | van Engelgem Ian | Telfer Barbara | Manzi Marcel

Journal: Conflict and Health
ISSN 1752-1505

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2008;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Abstract Kenya's post-election violence in early 2008 created considerable problems for health services, and in particular, those providing HIV care. It was feared that the disruptions in services would lead to widespread treatment interruption. MSF had been working in the Kibera slum for 10 years and was providing antiretroviral therapy to 1800 patients when the violence broke out. MSF responded to the crisis in a number of ways and managed to keep HIV services going. Treatment interruption was less than expected, and MSF profited from a number of "lessons learned" that could be applied to similar contexts where a stable situation suddenly deteriorates.
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