Case Study

Improving Utilisation of GeneXpert Testing at Five Lab Hubs in Northern Uganda

The GeneXpert test is a molecular test that detects Tuberculosis (TB) bacteria DNA as well as some genetic mutations associated with TB treatment resistance. The test uses samples like cerebrospinal fluid and pleural fluid and gives...

Gender integration in quality improvement: Increasing access to health services for women in rural Mali

Anemia is one of the leading contributors to infant and maternal mortality and morbidity in Mali. The causes of anemia are many and complex, but are influenced by social norms and cultural beliefs as well as lack of access to health and...

Intégration du Genre dans l’Amélioration de la Qualité : Augmenter l’accès aux services de santé pour les femmes en milieu rural au Mali

Au Mali, l’anémie contribue très fortement à la mortalité et à la morbidité infanto-juvénile. Les causes d’anémie sont multiples et souvent complexes, mais ces deux causes immédiates de l’anémie sont influencées par certains facteurs comme...

Strengthening HIV linkage and retention through improved community/facility collaboration in Palla Road, Botswana

This ASSIST case study describes how the community improvement team in Palla Road village worked with facility staff to figure out how to leverage existing community platforms and resources to locate patients who were lost to follow-up (...

Integrating Gender and Gender-based Violence in Medical and Nursing Curricula in Nicaraguan Universities

In Nicaragua, the USAID ASSIST Project supports the application of continuous quality improvement to integrate HIV prevention and treatment topics in the medical and nursing training programs in nine universities. Baseline data clearly...

The impact of quality improvement projects on TB treatment outcomes in Piggs Peak Hospital, Swaziland

TB is the most common opportunistic infection for people living with HIV in Swaziland. A problem of unfavorable treatment outcomes identified in Piggs Peak Hospital was addressed through training and implementation of quality improvement...

Increasing the Enrollment of Malnourished Clients on Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods at Kitgum General Hospital, Northern Uganda

Hospitals throughout Uganda treat severely malnourished children without medical complications through outpatient therapeutic care programs using ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF). During a baseline assessment at Kitgum Hospital in...

The role of Village Child Protection Committees to support vulnerable children with social services: A story from Katuba Village, Uganda

In Katuba village, a village child protection committee was formed to support vulnerable children in the community (mainly those affected and infected with HIV) to access social services. The village child protection committee and the...

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