Antiretroviral therapy was introduced into the programme in 2005 with the support of AWARE/FHI.The Sierra Leone treatment action group comprising specia;list physicians and doctors was set up. Training for doctors and paramedical staff at the Komfo-Anokye teaching hospital in Ghana was support by AWARE. In 2006 the national antiretroviral treatment guidelines were developed.
Antiretroviral drugs are procured from the Global fund resources and are provided to eligible clients free of cost. Close to seven thousand patients are currently receiving treatment all over the country. Because of the acute shortage of medical doctors, the programme adopted the task shifting approach in proving ART to clients. Paramedical staff as well as nurses have been trained to prescribe and administer ARVs to clients. There are one hundred and eleven (111) health facilities both private and public providing ART to patients.
Patients are monitored using CD4 as well as clinical presentations. An automated PCR equipment has been acquired from global fund resources to support early infant diagnosis and do viral load as well.
Re-advitised TOR and request for expression of interest for viral load monitoring and EID August 2016
RE-Advertised 8th August, 2016.
The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of Sierra Leone has received a Grant from the Global Fund towards the cost of the HIV/AIDS Response Program in Sierra Leone and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to payments under the contract for which this Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) is issued.
The National AIDS Secretariat (NAS), acting on behalf of the CCM of Sierra Leone is soliciting
expression of Interests (EOI) from qualified and eligible Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Consulting Firms to provide technical assistance assignments for the National HIV AIDS Secretariat (NAS) in implementation of Viral Load Testing and monitoring and Early Infant Diagnostic (EID).
The National AIDS Secretariat (NAS), acting on behalf of the CCM of Sierra Leone is soliciting expression of Interests (EOI) from qualified and eligible Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Consulting Firms to provide the following technical assistance assignments for the National HIV AIDS Secretariat (NAS).