Africa, Sub-Saharan

Addressing the 3rd 90 Gap through Integrated Health Delivery Camps in 4 Health Facilities in Nwoya District, Uganda

In 2014, the Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS set ambitious goals to eliminate the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2020 through the 90-90-90 three-pronged approach. The Uganda Ministry of Health. together with implementing partners including ASSIST,...

Functionalizing a Hospital Maternal and Perinatal Death Review (MPDR) Committee: An Experience of Anaka Hospital in Nwoya District, Northern Uganda

Uganda’s maternal mortality rate is 438/100,000 live births with most of the maternal deaths resulting from hemorrhage and obstructed labor, while the neonatal mortality rate is 27/1,000 live births with the majority of deaths resulting...

Tanzania Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS) Implementation Experience and Change Package

Since September 2013, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project has been working with other USAID partners and UN agencies in Tanzania including EGPAF, Delloite – Tunajali, Baylor – Tanzania, JHPEIGO,...

Tested Changes to Improve Newborn and Child Health Care Services

The USAID ASSIST Project is working with the Ministry of Health to increase access to quality health care with a focus on HIV/AIDS and Maternal Newborn and Child Health services through using a quality improvement (QI) collaborative...

Improving Maternal and Newborn Care in Northern Uganda Change Package

A synthesis of the most robust, high-impact and evidence-based changes that resulted in facility and community-level improvements in the processes and systems of providing maternal and newborn care services Uganda’s maternal and newborn...

A guide to increasing TB screening amongst the fishing communities: The USAID ASSIST Project's experience from Northern Uganda

In a bid to improve tuberculosis (TB) case identification in northern Uganda, ASSIST has implemented several activities to actively screen for TB in selected populations. The innovation of TB screening of fishermen at landing sites was...

Improving viral load monitoring at health facilities providing HIV care: Tested changes and guidance from Uganda

UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 Strategy has set treatment targets to help bring to an end the AIDS epidemic by 2020. According to this strategy, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status; 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection...

Success story: All she needed was continuous engagement with the health facility to achieve HIV viral load suppression

Palabek-kal Health Center IV is one of the health facilities in Northern Uganda that the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems project (ASSIST) is supporting to achieve viral suppression for children and adolescents in...

Improving the Identification of HIV-positive Children in Uganda: Tested changes and how they were implemented

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), districts, implementing partners, and health facilities in Uganda by applying improvement methods to improve HIV...

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