Community and Home-Based Care for PLHIV

Improving Antiretroviral Therapy Services in Tanzania Change Package

This document focuses on QI activities implemented to improve ART services in Tanzania during ASSIST from 2012 to 2017. At the project’s inception, performance gaps in the ART program were: low enrollment to HIV care, significant retention...

Synthèse de la mise en œuvre du Collaboratif Communautaire d’Amélioration de la Qualité des Services PTME au Burundi

Dans le souci d’accélérer l’atteinte des résultats du collaboratif d’amélioration et aussi pour garantir la pérennisation et l’institutionnalisation du projet d’amélioration des soins, le Projet ASSIST fournit une assistance au Ministère...

Exploring Peer Mentor Retention in Tanzania

Peer mentors, expert patients, and other non-clinical community-based workers are increasingly relied upon to be a bridge between the HIV patient community and the health facility. In Tanzania, where there is a critical health workforce...

The role of Village Child Protection Committees to support vulnerable children with social services: A story from Katuba Village, Uganda

In Katuba village, a village child protection committee was formed to support vulnerable children in the community (mainly those affected and infected with HIV) to access social services. The village child protection committee and the...

A brighter future for orphans and vulnerable children

Bill Okaka

Knowledge Management & Communications Officer, ASSIST Kenya


Watano Initiative meeting to discuss health and education matters of OVC. Photo credit: Bill Okaka.

Empowering community groups to support access and retention in HIV care in Muheza, Tanzania

In early 2014, ASSIST, with support from PEPFAR, began the Community Linkages activity in five villages of Muheza District of Tanga Region in Tanzania, building on existing work at the facility level to increase retention in the HIV...

Improving Linkages between Health Facilities and Communities in Muheza, Tanzania

In the Muheza District of Tanzania, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project applied the Community Health System Strengthening model to improve linkages between health facilities and communities in...

Community Support for the HIV and AIDS Continuum of Response in Uganda

This short report describes the current activities of the USAID ASSIST Project to improve the HIV continuum of response at the community level, working in 20 villages in the catchment area of three facilities in East Central and South...

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