PMTCT

PMTCT: Addressing the Needs of Women and Their Partners to Improve Services

This 4-page flyer is designed to provide a quick reference for improvement specialists, clinicians, health workers and implementing partners working in PMTCT services. It presents the key gender issues for consideration in PMTCT services...

Keeping mothers and babies in care to eliminate transmission of HIV

Nigel Livesley

Regional Director for South Asia, USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Health Systems (ASSIST) Project, University Research Co., LLC (URC)

My colleagues in Uganda are working with rural clinics to improve their capacity to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.  Recently, we visited one rural clinic whose records showed that 177 exposed babies had been born in the clinic or had come there for care at some point in the past 18 months.  Yet only 9 had come back to the clinic in April 2013.

Tanzania | Lindi District Health Management Performance Improvement Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: March, 2012 Aims/objectives: To enhance the quality of ART/PMTCT through strengthening District Health Management Performance (DHMP) Implementation package/interventions: CHMTs in Lindi have implemented a...

Kenya | ANC and PMTCT Demonstration Collaborative in Kwale District

Date improvement activities began: March, 2011 Aims/objectives: Improve evidence based antenatal care and PMTCT services at facility and community levels in Kenya. Implementation package/interventions: Root cause analysis conducted by the...

Tanzania Human Resources for Health Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: October, 2010 Aims/objectives: This work builds in the HCI-supported Human Resources Collaborative in Niger and utilizes a modified change package from that project. The specific objectives were: -To...

Utilizing lay volunteers to increase access to PMTCT services. The experience of Kidera Health Centre IV

Problem: For over 10 years, access to PMTCT services in Kidera Health centre IV was very poor. Until 2009, the facility did very limited HIV counseling and testing for pregnant women, and had no staff trained to provide PMTCT services. The...

Increasing uptake for PMTCT-EID services in a rural setting. A case of Kamuli district, Uganda

Problem: Access to PMTCT services in Kamuli district has been a challenge despite the high HIV prevalence of 12.3% among pregnant women. For the past 12 years only the two Hospitals (of the 15 health facilities) offered PMTCT services with...

Applying the quality improvement approach to linkage of HIV-positive mothers’ into HIV care: Experiences from Kyarusozi Health Center IV

Problem: By March 2011 Only 25% of HIV positive mothers identified at Kyarusozi HC IV antenatal care (ANC) clinic were being enrolled into HIV care a month after diagnosis. Problem analysis revealed that HIV clinic and ANC clinic were run...

Improving Exposed Infant Diagnosis at Ishaka Adventist Hospital-HIV Clinic,Bushenyi,Uganda

Problem: In June 2011, the facility realized that there was no properly established system of identifying and referring exposed infants for DNA-PCR testing. Some of the main problems included the following: it was difficult to determine...

Tanzania | Morogoro ART/PMTCT Improvement Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: May, 2009 Aims/objectives: To increase the quality of HIV/AIDS health care services, including PMTCT and ART services through building the capacity of regional and district teams and ART/PMTCT providers...

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