Short Report

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...

Improving viral load monitoring at health facilities providing HIV care: Tested changes and guidance from Uganda

UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 Strategy has set treatment targets to help bring to an end the AIDS epidemic by 2020. According to this strategy, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status; 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection...

Improving community health worker performance and productivity: Findings from USAID-supported studies in Swaziland and Uganda

Community health workers (CHWs) play an essential role in HIV prevention, care, and treatment by improving linkages between those that need care and those that can provide it and by supporting retention in care and self-management for...

Sustaining CHW Programs in the HIV Response: Lessons Learned from the United States

Community health workers (CHWs) have an important role in the HIV response globally, especially to increase coverage, uptake, and retention of HIV services at the community level, to reach the 90-90-90 targets. In HIV-burdened countries,...

Improving the Identification of HIV-positive Children in Uganda: Tested changes and how they were implemented

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), districts, implementing partners, and health facilities in Uganda by applying improvement methods to improve HIV...

JOINT STATEMENT: Improving Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

While major progress has been made over the past two decades to improve mortality outcomes in women and newborn – major disparities remain in survival rates around the time of birth for mothers and infants born in high-, middle- and low-...

Improving Coverage in the HIV Continuum of Care Response: Tested Changes and Guidance from Uganda

Since April 2013, ASSIST worked with the MOH and implementing partners in Uganda through applying improvement methods to implement the HIV continuum of response (COR) across 41 districts. The HIV COR collaborative uses a model that...

How a Gender-sensitive Quality Improvement Approach Supports Integrated People-centered Health Services

The World Health Organization framework on integrated people-centered health services (IPCHS) supports increasing timely access to essential health services and making health care more people-centered through five strategic shifts in...

Applying the Science of Improvement to Strengthen Systems and Improve Health Outcomes in Kenya

This four page flyer describes ASSIST’s current activities in Kenya where ASSIST supports the Ministry of Health (MOH); the Ministry of Labor, East African Community and Social Security (MLEAC&SS); the National AIDS and Sexually...

Evaluation of Thematic Change Package in Six States of India

This short report describes the findings of a qualitative evaluation of a booklet developed by ASSIST in India based on successful changes to improve maternal and newborn care introduced by facilities in six states of India. The...

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