Antiretroviral Therapy

USAID ASSIST Project Experience Improving HIV Services

This technical report summarizes the experience of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project and its predecessor, the USAID Health Care Improvement...

Creating Locally Produced Cloth Anatomical Childbirth Models

Anatomical models for teaching health workers about delivery care are expensive. This resource provides patterns and directions for creating low-cost cloth teaching aids for the placenta, membranes, cord, cord covering, cord stump, uterus...

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...

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