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    Posted on: February 24, 2020 - Short Report

    Partnership for HIV Free Survival (PHFS) Indicators Data Validation Exercise

    Uganda’s PHFS activities began in April 2013 in 22 demonstration sites in six districts. Quality improvement (QI) teams were either formed or reconstituted from those existing for previous improvement activities. They were supported... Partnership for HIV ...

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    Posted on: January 22, 2020 - Short Report

    ASSIST Technical Assistance to CSOs for VMMC Improvement Activities in Uganda: The Case of TASO Gulu

    Between October 2017 and September 2018, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project provided above-site technical support to the Ministry of Health, implementing partners (IPs), and civil society... ASSIST Technical Assi ...

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    Posted on: November 13, 2019 - Reports

    Task Shifting/Sharing for HIV Services in 26 PEPFAR-supported Countries: A Qualitative Assessment

    Task shifting and sharing have been employed as strategies for addressing ongoing human resources for health shortages in low- and middle-income countries. Task shifting refers to moving tasks from a higher or more specialized cadre to a... Task Shifting/ ...

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    Posted on: November 8, 2019 - Reports

    Assessing How Quality Improvement Teams Function at the Community Level: The Case of the DREAMS Initiative

    The Determined Resilient Empowered AIDS-free Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) initiative has the potential to reduce risky behaviors, increase access to and utilization of HIV prevention and care services in Northern Uganda, and reduce the... Assessing How Qual ...

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    Posted on: August 19, 2019 - Journal Articles

    Partnership for HIV-Free Survival-The Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC)

    The USAID ASSIST Project partnered with the Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC) to publish a special supplement on the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS), a six-country quality improvement... A 6-Country Colla ...

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    Posted on: June 30, 2019 - Short Report

    Improving Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy in Tanzania

    The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project worked with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), implementing partners (IPs), Regional Health Management Teams... Improving Pe ...

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    Posted on: June 30, 2019 - Short Report

    Supporting Most Vulnerable Children in Accessing HIV and Social Services in Tanzania through Community Quality Improvement Activities

    The implementation of community-based Quality Improvement (QI) in MVC service delivery was initiated in 2010 through support of the USAID Health Care Improvement (HCI) project, followed by the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and... Supporting Most Vu ...

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    Posted on: May 29, 2019 - Case Study

    Going beyond formation of QI Teams: Evidence based intervention gains AGYW get when community QI teams are functional

    The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project established a community-based QI model of addressing HIV risk among AGYW comprising of setting up and making functional community QI teams to: (1) build skills... Going beyond f ...

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    Posted on: February 20, 2019 - Short Report

    Improving Antiretroviral Therapy Services in Tanzania Change Package

    This document focuses on QI activities implemented to improve ART services in Tanzania during ASSIST from 2012 to 2017. At the project’s inception, performance gaps in the ART program were: low enrollment to HIV care, significant retention... Improving An ...

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    Posted on: February 19, 2019

    Prevalence of protective tetanus antibodies and immunological response following tetanus toxoid vaccination among men seeking medical circumcision services in Uganda

    Tetanus infection associated with men who had male circumcision has been reported in East Africa, suggesting a need for tetanus toxoid-containing vaccines (TTCV). This paper sought to determine the prevalence of tetanus toxoid antibodies... Community Heal ...