SUSTAIN's Laboratory Services Change Package
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.