Dale Barnhart and colleagues at Harvard Medical School in the U.S. and Partners in Health of Haiti, Malawi, Mexico, and Rwanda will determine how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted health care provision and utilisation for patients with HIV, heart disease, and diabetes, and the health outcomes of these patients, in all four countries. They will pool existing electronic medical data on chronic care patients collected from up to 30 health facilities in each country and create a harmonised database to identify the impacts of COVID-19 and any successful strategies used to improve care. They will also develop a predictive model to identify which patient populations are most at risk from care disruption during the pandemic, which can help prioritise clinical and geographic areas that need interventions. Finally, they will develop data visualisation tools to facilitate the communication and interpretation of the data by chronic care managers across the four different countries.
To evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on care provision and utilisation, and the health of patients with chronic diseases like HIV and diabetes in Haiti, Malawi, Mexico, and Rwanda, by collecting and analysing electronic medical records.