Africa, Sub-Saharan

Improving adherence of HIV/AIDS patients to ARVs in Tororo General Hospital, Eastern Uganda

Problem: In March 2005, Tororo General hospital in Eastern Uganda started providing ART services to eligible HIV/AIDS patients. By February 2006, 162 patients were registed for ART care. It was however observed that patients were not...

Improving Patients' Retention in HIV Care Through Adherence to Scheduled Appointments at Bukedea HC IV, Eastern Uganda

Problem: Bukedea Health Centre (HC) IV is a government health facility in Bukedea district, and serves a s referral point for the lower units. District population is approximatimately 200,000 people and as of March 2011, 452 patients had...

Maximizing Resources Where Resources are Limited: a Rural Health Facility's Efforts to Improve Storage of HIV Records in Uganda

Problem: "In November 2009 we started seeing a surge in the number of patients coming to receive HIV care services at our facility, resulting from a campaign initiated by Bukedea district to test people for HIV. By January 2010 we had...

Chronic Care Design Meeting: Transforming Health Systems and Improving Quality Care for Chronic Conditions in Africa

As patients throughout Africa are living longer with chronic conditions such as HIV, hypertension and diabetes, health systems must adapt to meet their needs. Chronic conditions are defined as those with which patients live for many months...

Developing clear expectations and objectives for health workers focusing on MCH in Niger

Problem: In Niger’s Tahoua region, the challenge of finding enough human resources is severe. 2008 data compiled by the Ministry of Health show the ratio of doctors to patients is 1 per 100,000, there is 1 midwife per 9,000 women of child-...

Collaborative Approach to Community-based Malaria Prevention in Benin

Date improvement activities began: April, 2007 Date of end of collaborative: June, 2009 Aims/objectives: The collaborative aims to contribute to the reduction of child and maternal mortality rates by improving behaviors related to the...

Uganda – Outcome Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: October, 2009 Aims/objectives: The overall objective of the outcome collaborative is to strengthen practices of documentation, analysis, utilization and sharing of data generated at facility level; and...

Uganda – Retention Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: October, 2009 Aims/objectives: The collaborative ensures that patients started on Antiretroviral Therapy remain in care at any one time. Retained patients are those known to be alive and are receiving ART...

Laboratory Collaborative Uganda

Date improvement activities began: August, 2009 Aims/objectives: The collaborative seeks to improve the numbers of HIV clients who receive accurate and timely HIV-related laboratory tests and test results. The collaborative is focusing on...

Data Management Collaborative - Uganda

Date improvement activities began: August, 2009 Aims/objectives: The overall objective of the data management collaborative is to strengthen practices of documentation, analysis, utilization and sharing of data generated at facility level...

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