SUSTAIN's Laboratory Services Change Package

Since 2010, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working with Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to improve HIV and AIDS service delivery at select health facilities through the Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project.

Through ongoing onsite mentorship and coaching sessions, and application of quality improvement approaches, laboratory teams at these facilities have been supported to improve turn-around time for tuberculosis (TB) sputum microscopy and cluster of differentiation 4 (CD4) test, reduce the proportion of samples that are rejected, and to attain national minimum requirement towards accreditation.

The purpose of this quality improvement change package is to provide a synthesis of the most robust and effective QI interventions to improve laboratory services in SUSTAIN-supported hospitals in Uganda.


This change package is part of a series of quality improvement change packages developed by the SUSTAIN project based on their work in Uganda. Other technical areas include: prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, monitoring and evaluation, adolescent friendly health services, voluntary medical male circumcision, HIV care and treatment, nutrition, supply chain, tuberculosis, and quality improvement.

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Report Author(s): 
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN)
Organization(s): 
SUSTAIN Project/URC
ASSIST publication: 
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