Improving Quality of Services Provided for HIV-positive Mothers and Their Babies at Routine Visits

Since April 2013, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, together with other USAID and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partners—Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA), Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING), and the AIDS Support Organisation (TASO)--have been supporting the Ministry of Health to implement the Partnership for HIV- Free Survival (PHFS) Initiative in 22 health facilities in six districts. The PHFS initiative supports the goal of ‘elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive’ through scaling up an effective campaign to protect exposed infants from HIV infection and provide optimal nutrition for these infants.

A separate guidance document addresses improving retention of mother-baby pairs.

Countries: 
Report Author(s): 
Tamara Nsubuga-Nyombi, Esther Karamagi-Nkolo, Joyce Draru, Humphrey Megere, and Amy Stern
Organization(s): 
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
ASSIST publication: 
ASSIST publication
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