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Innovative solution to improve access and ease of chronic care

The National Department of Health (NDoH) introduced the Centralised Chronic Medicines Dispensing Distribution (CCMDD) as a solution for chronic patients to pick up their medicines from decentralised locations. This made it easier for patients and eased the crowding of facilities.

Since 2019, Genesis Analytics has supported the Cipla Foundation in an innovative solution to expand the footprint of these locations. The Cipla Foundation has developed a containerised solution called Sha’p Left pick-up-points. These are closer to communities and allow patients to bypass the facility system.

Genesis’s role

Genesis led the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of this project. We were responsible for designing the M&E framework and tracking tools, reviewing and analysing datasets, and reporting on both the programmatic indicators and impact indicators across the Sha’p Left sites and supported facilities in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

Genesis was also responsible for introducing behavioural-informed interventions at facilities to improve awareness of the programme among patients and encourage facility staff to enrol their patients on the programme.

Other behavioural interventions will support Sha'p Left patients, encouraging them to stay on the programme.

Photo credit: Andile Sithole

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