A multri-country survey of health institutions for the assessment of access to Disposable Medical Tools (DMT)

The overall purpose of this assignment was to assess the situation b>with regular, sustainable and multi-variant (not only syringes) access to Disposable Medical Tools (DMT) in institutions primary working with HIV-positive patients and partner institutions (infectious hospitals, emergency rooms, paediatric wards) in 4 countries of the Central Asia region – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

Actual services provided:

  • Assess the MoH documents (Prikazi) about availability of DMT in the hospitals and regulations about its use and utilization.
  • Conduct in-depth interviews with the head doctors of the selected hospitals will be provided to realize how the process of planning and needs formulation is done.
  • Assess the most critical issue of funding, its allocation, and distribution for DMT procurement and supply.
  • Assess on-site procedures and regulations as for the use of equipment and its utilization.
  • Facilitate discussion of survey draft reports in the sessions with all interested specialists in each country aiming to receive comments;
  • Submit four final reports of each country to Central Asian AIDS Control Project with the corresponding recommendations.