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 through monthly visits from USAID ASSIST improvement advisors to identify gaps in care, prioritize areas for improvement, develop and test change ideas to address the gaps, and implement these changes. To further facilitate the sharing and spreading of change ideas, peer-to-peer learning sessions were organized quarterly so that teams could meet to share their work. Teams initially focused on three key areas: data quality, the retention of mothers and their babies in care, and assuring that mother and baby pairs who came to the clinic received the critical package of services. This report highlights the methods and results of the data validation study.