Community-Facility Linkages

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...

Tanzania Community Linkages Project

In early 2014, USAID ASSIST began the Community Linkages project in five villages of the Muheza district of the Tanga region in Tanzania building on existing work to increase retention in the HIV continuum of care. The Community Linkages...

Tanzania Success Stories: Community Linkages Demonstration Project, Muheza District

Empowering community systems to track lost to follow up Everything Amina* went through after she stopped using ARVs has remained history as now she has a new and promising life. Although stopping using ARVs was not her choice as the side...

Love thy neighbor: Tanzanian communities mobilize their own for HIV testing and care

Kate Fatta

Improvement Advisor for Knowledge Management, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

“I’ve always heard people talk about ‘community engagement’ and ‘community mobilization’, now I see, this is the real way to do it,” said Regina, the District Home-Based Care (HBC) Coordinator of Muheza, while meeting with the community improvement team in Kwemsala. This comment struck me when she said it, and now, weeks later, I continue to think about it and the work that I saw when I visited communities involved in the Tanzania Community Linkages activity in the Tanga Region.

USAID ASSIST Project Experience Improving HIV Services

This technical report summarizes the experience of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project and its predecessor, the USAID Health Care Improvement...

INTEGRATING ACSM INTO COMMUNITY SYSTEMS TO ACHIEVE EARLY TB DETECTION AND STIGMA REDUCTION

Problem: Delay in diagnosis of TB and commencement of treatment is common in the remote rural villages/communities in Edda clan, Afikpo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State Nigeria (with a population of 170,000 people). Like in most TB...

WHO Task Shifting Guidelines: Rational redistribution of tasks among health workforce teams

The global recommendations and guidelines on task-shifting propose the adoption or expansion of a task-shifting approach as one method of strengthening and expanding the health workforce to rapidly increase access to HIV and other health...

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