9 February 2023
On 31st of January, the RUCHE project was closed in Conakry. Like other Solthis projects, RUCHE has contributed to improving the coverage of the care needs of people living with HIV in Guinea, by putting the users at the centre of the fight.
To achieve this, the project has focused on :
- improving the provision of care so that it is more attentive to the needs of users;
- strengthening the capacities of users, carers and decision-makers.
In order to co-construct the care offer, RUCHE has encouraged the meeting of caregivers, patients and psychosocial assistants (PSAs) and thus strengthened the caregiver-patient relationship through the analysis of professional practices and the professionalization of psychosocial support.
The RUCHE project has also enabled the strengthening of local human resources to ensure the sustainability of the project. Among other elements of sustainability:
a pool of PSAs to ensure the accompaniment of the peers in the use of the new tools and working methods produced by the PSAs;
a pool of national facilitators, practice analysis groups and working tools;
and a transition plan that will serve as a benchmark for scaling up the experience produced by the project.
The RUCHE project has placed communication and collaboration of stakeholders at the heart of the patient care system, both by empowering health care staff and patients and by empowering civil society to be more active, more participatory and more professional.
See our video from the Most Significant Changes study (in french)