Antiretroviral Therapy

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...

Costo-efectividad en la calidad de la atención a las personas con VIH en Nicaragua

En el año 2006, con la visión de atención integral en todos los servicios de salud, se da un fuerte impulso al proceso de descentralización de la terapia antirretroviral (TAR) en Nicaragua. A partir del año 2009 con la asistencia técnica...

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...

Retention of Clients Taking HAART in Care at Hospital/ART Clinc, West Nile, Uganda

Problem: In West Nile Region. AHAP located in Arua regional Referral Hospital. It is also a site that offers services to HIV positive clients with complicated conditions such as cryptococcal meningitis; toxoplasmosis and clients with...

Improving HIV clinic efficiency through reducing client waiting time in Virika Hospital HIV Clinic | Uganda

Problem: Holy Family Virika Hospital is a PNFP (Private Not for profit) hospital owned by the Catholic Diocese of Fort-Portal and located 2 kms away from Fort-Portal town, on the Fort-Portal Kasese road. The Hospital offer a wide range of...

Developing quality participatory pharmacy practice for children living with HIV/AIDS in Mbeya,Tanzania

Problem: Sub-Saharan Africa takes up a large share of population comprising people living with HIV/AIDS globally and studies have shown that Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 90% of children living with HIV/AIDS [i] . United Republic of...

Improving Coverage, Retention and Clinical Outcomes of HIV patients in Uganda using Continuous Quality Improvement

Since November 2009, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) has been supporting 96 health facilities across Uganda to improve the quality of HIV care services by applying improvement methods that enable sites to rapidly test...

Diffusion and adaptation of innovations to improve care for HIV/AIDS patients in 14 health facilities in Uganda

The USAID Health Care Improvement (HCI) Project has been supporting the Ministry of Health in Uganda since 2009 to implement programs to improve HIV/AIDS services in the Northern, Eastern, Southwestern and Western regions of Uganda. During...

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