Case Study

Addressing the Therapeutic Feeding Gap for PLHIV with Nutrition and Self-Management Support: A Case of Aboke Health Center IV

Poor nutrition remains a key challenge for people living with HIV (PLHIV), especially those on antiretroviral therapy (ART). This case study highlights how health workers at Aboke Health Center IV, a site that has not received ready-to-use...

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...

Setting Up a Self-Sustaining Quality Improvement Network in India

In May 2016, Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital (KSCH) began using QI approaches to improve maternal and newborn care in their facility. This approach was very helpful for them in improving processes of care, and they achieved impressive...

Integrating quality improvement in HIV/AIDS care and treatment in the Lualaba Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo to retain PLHIV on antiretroviral therapy

In fiscal years 2015-2016, the USAID ASSIST Project funded by PEPFAR provided technical assistance to improve the retention of people living with HIV (PLHIV) on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 10 health facilities in the province of...

Increasing male partner participation in PMTCT in Burundi

En français USAID and PEPFAR, through the USAID ASSIST Project, support Burundi’s Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS (MSPLS) to improve the quality of PMTCT services in Burundi. The project helped form quality improvement...

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...

Using a scientific approach to improve early identification of complicated labour cases

In May 2016, the head of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital (SSMCH) in Dhaka, Bangladesh initiated an effort to use improvement methods to increase the early identification of labour...

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