Africa, Sub-Saharan

Breaking barriers to access to Family planning in Northern Nigeria

Problem: In 2007, we started implementation of a package of health interventions in a cluster of villages with a total population of 22,000, in a project called Pampaida Millennium Villages Project. The aim of these interventions is to...

A Quality Improvement Approach Assists Health Systems to Develop Problem Solving Skills Focused on Routine Immunization: The ARISE-SI Project, Masaka, Uganda

Problem: African regions with relatively high (80%) routine iimmunization (RI) rates often have difficulties in sustaining these rates and reaching the WHO-recommended 90% rate or higher for herd immunity. It is especially difficult for...

REDUCING TIME PATIENTS SPEND IN THE HIV CLINIC THROUGH INNOVATIVE USE OF PATIENT HELD CARDS IN BUKEDEA HC IV, EASTERN UGANDA

Problem: Bukedea Health Centre IV is a government health facility in Bukedea district. The health centre is the the referral point for the lower health centres in the district .The health centre offers comprehensive HIV services.The...

TASK SHIFTING for Rapid Scale up of Treatment of HIV/AIDS

Problem: Treatment and counseling of HIV positives were limited to doctors and nurses respectively in Ethiopia. In addition, the entire HIV/AIDS intervention package was only limited to prevention until 2005. As a result, twenty five years...

Diffusion and adaptation of innovations to improve care for HIV/AIDS patients in 14 health facilities in Uganda

The USAID Health Care Improvement (HCI) Project has been supporting the Ministry of Health in Uganda since 2009 to implement programs to improve HIV/AIDS services in the Northern, Eastern, Southwestern and Western regions of Uganda. During...

Patient involvement in quality improvement activities at HIV/AIDS clinics in Uganda

Quality improvement is becoming an important component of health care world over and there is growing recognition in the literature of the contribution patients can make to improving health outcomes (Coulter 2007, Groene 2005). Given the...

Improving enrolment of HIV+ pregnant women in chronic HIV care/ART units at health facilities in Uganda

HCI is working on improving the linkage of HIV+ pregnant women to chronic HIV/PMTCT services in 19 health facilities in the Eastern region of Uganda. Quality improvement teams at these sites will test changes aiming to improve these...

Spread of better care practices to improve coverage, retention and outcomes of patients receiving ART care in resource-limited settings | Uganda

The collaborative model of quality improvement (QI) supports teams of health workers in different facilities who are working on the same technical area, and brings teams together periodically to learn from each other. While this approach...

Tanzania | Tanga Region ART/PMTCT Improvement Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: May, 2008 Aims/objectives: To increase the quality of HIV/AIDS health care services, including PMTCT and ART services through building the capacity of regional and district teams and ART/PMTCT providers...

Implementation of standards of service delivery for orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya: A prospective evaluation of performance, costs and equity

Due to an increase in the number of children affected by HIV and AIDS in Kenya, efforts to provide services for orphans and vulnerable children have expanded quickly in recent years. Lately, stakeholders have realized more attention should...

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