Antiretroviral Therapy

Cost-Effectiveness of Improving Health Care to People with HIV in Nicaragua

A 2010 evaluation found generally poor outcomes among HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy in Nicaragua. Edward Brougton and team evaluated an intervention to improve HIV nursing services in hospital outpatient departments to improve...

Using QI to strengthen the system of care for patients with HIV/AIDS in Niassa province, Mozambique

This improvement story was provided by Nilufar Rakhmanova of FHI 360. Problem In Cuamba Rural Hospital, staff identified problems with the uptake of PMTCT services, specifically low rates of: pregnant women receiving HIV counseling and...

Implementing a Gap Analysis Framework to Improve Care for Patients on ART: Training Participant Manual

This quality improvement (QI) training participant manual was developed for presentation at a skill-building workshop conducted by the USAID Health Care Improvement Project at the June 2010 Global Health Council annual conference. The...

Improving quality of HIV services and health worker performance in Tandahimba District, Tanzania: An evaluation

The USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) and Tanzania’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) implemented an improvement collaborative aimed at improving the quality of HIV services and health worker performance in 12 health...

Tanzania | Manyara PMTCT/RCH Integration Improvement Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: October, 2011 Aims/objectives: To improve PMTCT services in Reproductive and Child Health Clinics (RCH) through service integration Implementation package/interventions: Changes implemented include the...

Improving the quality of care for people with chronic diseases in Uganda. Findings of a baseline cross-sectional study in Buikwe District

The USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) is working with the Ministry of Health of Uganda in Buikwe District in central Uganda to make care in the clinic and community better suited to the needs of patients with HIV. We are using...

Improving TB screening in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Problem: St. Louis Hospital Zonkwa has provided HIV care services to 1631 patients as at June 2012 of which 1024 were commenced on ART. Patients who are enrolled into HIV care are expected to be evaluated from ART, have routine clinic...

“Helping others to live healthier lives”: Roles, Responsibilities, and Challenges of Expert Patients in Uganda

In Uganda, staff shortages have led many health facilities to shift tasks to expert patients (EPs), HIV positive clients who assist the health system to provide services to others. Little documentation exists about the role of EPs in HIV/...

Cost-effectiveness of improving services to people with HIV in Nicaragua

A 2009 evaluation found that 13% of HIV patients in Nicaragua were lost to follow-up, 16.5% died while on ART and only 45% reported good clinical outcomes. Following this evaluation, with technical assistance provided through the USAID...

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