"Cost-effectiveness of implementing the chronic care model for HIV care in Uganda", a new journal article by Edward Broughton, Martin Muhire, Esther Karamagi, Herbert Kisamba, was recently published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care. The article evaluates the impact of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project's work to improve care and outcomes for HIV patients in Uganda. The full article can be accessed here.
In Nicaragua, the USAID ASSIST Project supports the application of continuous quality improvement to integrate HIV prevention and treatment topics in the medical and nursing training programs in nine universities. Baseline data clearly revealed strong sentiments of discrimination and stigma towards people living with HIV (PLHIV) and sexual diversity among both students and faculty.
The overall goal of the USAID/ASSIST program in Northern Uganda is to increase access and quality of health care using high-impact interventions with special focus on areas of laboratory infrastructure, HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH), family planning and nutrition. USAID ASSIST rolled out viral load (VL) monitoring in the region in July 2015 and the gaps identified included high rejection rates arising from low sample quality, non-adherence to the eligibility criteria, and incomplete documentation on the request form as well as incomplete utilization of
This four page flyer describes ASSIST’s current activities in Kenya where ASSIST supports the Ministry of Health (MOH); the Ministry of Labor, East African Community and Social Security (MLEAC&SS); the National AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection Control Program (NASCOP); United States Government (USG) implementing partners (IPs); and county governments to design, develop, and implement strategies that will enhance the quality of health service de¬livery.