Antiretroviral Therapy

Results from the Pilot Phase of an ART/PMTCT Improvement Collaborative in Cote d’Ivoire

This technical report describes results achieved during the demonstration phase of an improvement collaborative implemented in Cote d’Ivoire by the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI), the National Program for the Medical...

Comparison of Coaching Strategies for Improvement Collaboratives in Ugandan HIV/AIDS Health Centres

HCI has been implementing centrally organized collaborative improvement, with coaching provided by technical experts outside the MOH hierarchy, in 113 sites in Uganda to improve health care for patients with HIV/AIDS since 2006. In 2008,...

Strengthening systems and improving health outcomes in Tanzania

In 2007, USAID asked HCI to work in collaboration with the Dutch agency PharmAccess International (PAI) to assist the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) of Tanzania, regional and district level stakeholders, and implementing...

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...

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