This project will build PeleBox (SmartLockers) in the City of Tshwane, South Africa, to provide chronic medication to under-served communities and promote treatment adherence for 9770 people living with HIV/AIDS.
South Africa has world's biggest antiretroviral therapy (ART) programme for patients living with HIV and AIDS, and there's been a steady increase in the number of patients with non-communicable diseases (NCDs), requiring chronic therapy. A patient's experience tends to be one of long waiting times, typically above 3 hours. This poses potential adherence barriers which may lead to poor health outcomes and places a strain on the patients in terms of transport costs and loss of income.
Pelebox Technology is simple and caters for a wide range of patient groups. It will ensure that patients do not queue to collect medication (access to medication in under 2min). It will create a seamless experience that is reliable. It will allow privacy and prevention of Stigma (fear of people seeing you and knowing what condition you have).
The project will assist 9970 people living with HIV/AIDS to adhere to treatment regiments, thereby contributing to the HIV/AIDS prevention Cascade both Nationally and Regionally.