Case Study

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...

Fathers helping babies survive: A case study from Ganesh Das Hospital, Shillong, Meghalaya

The USAID ASSIST Project works in Meghalaya to improve the quality of newborn care at Ganesh Das Hospital, one of the busiest hospitals in the state. Of the 1,800 babies admitted to the Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of GDH each year, the...

Improving Access to Viral Load Monitoring through Viral Load Camps in Northern Uganda

To ensure viral load suppression is being monitored for people living with HIV, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems project (ASSIST) is working with the district health offices in northern Uganda to increase access...

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