Antiretroviral Therapy

How to Investigate Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy: An Indicator-Based Approach

The International Network for Rational Use of Drugs (INRUD) has published a set of tools to help HIV program managers accurately assess the level of patient adherence to antiretroviral therapy. The tools can be used as a facility level or...

Quality Improvement of HIV and AIDS programs: experiences from South Africa (2007 - 2010)

This presentation was given by Dr. Donna Jacobs, HCI Country Director for South Africa, at the 28th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, Ltd. (ISQua), which took place in Hong Kong, China from...

Initiation of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-infected patients at the Primary Health Care level in South Africa

This presentation was given by Dr. Donna Jacobs, HCI Country Director for South Africa, at the 28th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, Ltd. (ISQua), which took place in Hong Kong, China from...

Feasibility of Using Quality Criteria to Monitor and Improve the Quality of HIV Services

This short report describes assistance that the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) is providing to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) to develop...

Assessment of the Quality of HIV/AIDS Services in Malawi

This report assesses the quality of selected HIV/AIDS services in 20 health facilities in Southern Malawi in April and May 2010. The assessment was conducted by Family Health International (FHI) in response to a task order issued under the...

Spread of PMTCT and ART Better Care Practices through Collaborative Learning in Tanzania

The Tanzania National AIDS Control Program (NACP) and PEPFAR initiated the Partnership for Quality Improvement (PQI) in 2007 to develop and promote a harmonized quality improvement (QI) plan for antiretroviral therapy (ART) and prevention...

The Partnership for Quality Improvement to Improve PMTCT and ART Services in Tanzania: Assessment of Results, Capacity, and Potential for Institutionalization

The USAID Health Care Improvement Project was asked by USAID in 2007 to assist the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Social Work (MoHSW), regional and district level stakeholders, and implementing partners to set up a national Quality...

Improving Care for People with Chronic Conditions in East Africa

Until recently, malaria and other acute infectious diseases were the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in East Africa, and the health systems in the region were generally designed to manage acute conditions. Now with the advent of...

Baseline Assessment of HIV Service Provider Productivity and Efficiency in Tanzania

Tanzania, like many other countries in Africa, is facing a severe shortage of qualified health professionals. Only 35% of positions in government health facilities have been filled, leaving Tanzania in the wake of burgeoning human...

Spread of PMTCT and ART Better Care Practices through collaborative learning in Tanzania

This evaluation takes place in the context of the “Partnership for Quality Improvement” (PQI) initiative in Tanzania. The partnership was initiated in 2007 by the Tanzania National AIDS Control Program (NACP) and PEPFAR to improve the...

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