Results from the Pilot Phase of an ART/PMTCT Improvement Collaborative in Cote d’Ivoire
This technical report describes results achieved during the demonstration phase of an improvement collaborative implemented in Cote d’Ivoire by the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI), the National Program for the Medical Management of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PNPEC), and the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene in order to improve the quality of HIV services.
An initial evaluation of the quality of care and treatment for persons living with HIV (PLHIV) was conducted from July – August 2008 in 33 health care centers throughout Cote d’Ivoire in order to draw attention to the need for improvements among different components of care and treatment services. After the restitution of the results of the initial evaluation and the establishment of the elements of an improvement collaborative, 41 sites were selected to participate in the demonstration phase of the collaborative. Of these 41 sites, 34 provide prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services, and 38 provide anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment services.