SUSTAIN's Nutrition 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.

The SUSTAIN project provided technical assistance to 12 high-volume hospitals to integrate nutrition service delivery into HIV care in order to prevent and address malnutrition. The project’s objectives were two-fold; to increase the proportion of HIV positive clients undergoing nutritional assessments and to improve access to ready-to-use therapeutic foods for HIV positive malnourished clients.

The purpose of this quality improvement change package is to provide a synthesis of the most robust and effective QI interventions to improve nutrition 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, laboratory, monitoring and evaluation, adolescent friendly health services, voluntary medical male circumcision, HIV care and treatment, 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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