PEPFAR’s goal in Swaziland is to provide financial resources and technical support to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to ensure delivery of high-quality services to patients and clients at service delivery sites, while at the same time strengthening the capacity of the health system to achieve this goal in a sustainable way.
Through the USAID ASSIST Project, our team in Nicaragua is supporting the institutionalization of improvement methods and pre-service training in HIV services in medical and nursing schools at eight universities to develop the skills of nursing and medical professors to apply a teaching package for quality care.
In Kenya, our OVC team is working to strengthen systems at national and local levels to support the institutionalization of quality improvement in the OVC program to improve the welfare of girls and boys. This includes providing TA to our service delivery partners -including APHIA plus, AMPATH plus, and the Ministry of Labour Social Security and Services - to apply improvement techniques to strengthen care for vulnerable girls, vulnerable boys, and their households.
The promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya on 27 August 2010 was a major milestone towards improving health standards. The chapter on the right to the highest attainable standard of health, as enshrined in the Bill of Rights in the Constitution, has raised citizens’ expectations on improved quality of health service delivery. The social pillar of the Vision 2030 emphasizes the need to improve the overall livelihoods of Kenyans through provision of efficient and high-quality healthcare systems.