Uganda

Improving identification of new HIV positive children and adults: the role of community structures

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems project (ASSIST), in collaboration with orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) implementing partner, Uganda Private Health Support Program (UPHS), set out to improve case finding...

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...

What are we learning about the process of implementing community client led HIV care?

Harriet Komujuni

Quality Improvement Officer, Uganda, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

In Uganda, health facilities have traditionally been responsible for distributing antiretroviral medications (ARVs) to HIV-positive clients; however, the health facilities are often crowded, which can lead to delays in service and discourage clients from adhering to their lifesaving antiretroviral treatment (ART). To reduce congestion within health facilities and better distribute essential medications to those in need, the new ART policy guidelines recommend a differentiated care approach to HIV care and treatment.

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...

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