SUSTAIN's Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV 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 MoH hospitals to implement interventions aimed at elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) of HIV. Quality improvement teams were supported to:

  1. improve uptake of (antiretroviral therapy) ART among HIV positive mothers identified in maternal and child health (MCH) units;
  2. improve uptake of ART among HIV positive infants identified at early infant diagnosis (EID) care points; and
  3. increase male-partner engagement in PMTCT services.

The purpose of this quality improvement change package is to provide a synthesis of the most robust and effective QI interventions to improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV 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: laboratory, monitoring and evaluation, adolescent friendly health services, voluntary medical male circumcision, HIV care and treatment, nutrition, supply chain, tuberculosis, and quality improvement.

Report Author(s): 
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN)
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