Antiretroviral Therapy

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...

Shared Learning in Collaborative Improvement: Spread of Changes to Improve PMTCT and ART Services among QI Teams in Cote d'Ivoire

A 2008 assessment of the quality of care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Cote d’Ivoire revealed that there was a significant need for improvement in terms of adherence to standard of care and patient retention. As...

Assessing Quality Improvement Team Performance on the HIV/AIDS Service Improvement Collaborative in Cote D'Ivoire

High-perfoming quality improvement teams are the cornerstone for identifying and testing local strategies to improve care. This study was conducted in the context of a collaborative improvement initiative launched by The Ministry of Health...

Effects of participating in collaborative improvement on the quality of HIV/AIDS care in facilities in Cote d’Ivoire: a comparison of intervention and control sites

Collaborative improvement is one approach being used in many countries to improve prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) and treatment with anti-retroviral therapy (ART) services. Collaborative improvement consists of a network...

Health Care Improvement Project: Provincial Glimpses

This short booklet describes some of the results and lessons learned from HIV/AIDS and TB care improvement efforts in five provinces of South Africa.

A Portfolio of Health Care Improvement Success Stories, 2001-2008

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Quality Assurance Project (QAP) and its follow on, the USAID Health Care Improvement (HCI) Project under URC have, since 2001, been engaged in work that is crucial for...

The Framework for Engagement into HIV Care: A Tool for Strengthening the Health System's Response to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in St. Petersburg, Russia

Since 2004, teams of providers from the City AIDS Center, district polyclinics, TB facilities, and PLWH organizations in St. Petersburg, Russia, have worked together to analyze and improve the HIV/AIDS care system. Using an improvement...

Improving the Quality of HIV and AIDS Care and Related Services in Cote d'Ivoire

This short report describes assistance that the USAID Health Care Improvement Project is providing to the National Program for HIV Care and Treatment (PNPEC) of the Ministry of Health, implementing partners, the National Program for...

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