HIV and AIDS

HIV Peer Mentors in Morogoro

As coverage of HIV prevention, care and treatment services expands and programs mature, greater attention is being paid to strengthening the capacity of health systems to provide and sustain high quality HIV and AIDS services, including antiretroviral therapy (ART), prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), HIV counseling and testing, integration of HIV services with other clinical services, home-based care and community support, injection safety, and medical waste management.

Improvement methods help HIV and AIDS programs to: 1) provide services for all who need them, 2) retain all those who access services in the continuum of care, and 3) achieve optimal health outcomes for all those who are retained in care.  Strategies to improve coverage of HIV-infected mothers by PMTCT services, especially in antenatal care and at delivery, and improve the follow-up of mother-baby pairs can maximize the uptake of PMTCT services and promote HIV-free survival by assuring that all eligible infants and mothers get needed PMTCT services.  Adult treatment, care, and support can be improved by applying a chronic care model to service delivery and strengthening linkages with community and home-based care.

Quality of Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health and HIV Services: Assessment Toolkit

The Assessment Toolkit for Quality of Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) and HIV Services was designed by the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project to...

Assessment of Quality of Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and HIV Care in Uganda and Kenya

The USAID Office of Health Systems and USAID Office of HIV/AIDS tasked the USAID ASSIST Project with developing survey toolkit for assessing the quality of care of integrated reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (...

Comparaison des indicateurs d’amélioration de la qualité des sites ASSIST et sites non-ASSIST en Côte d’Ivoire

Ce rapport présente les résultats de l’exercice de comparaison des sites ASSIST et sites non-ASSIST en Côte d’Ivoire afin d’apprécier la valeur ajoutée des activités du collaboratif dans le cadre de l'assistance technique fournie par...

HIV and AIDS Case Studies from the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems Project, 2013-2018

This compendium features HIV and AIDS case studies from the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSST) Project from 2013-2018.

Strengthening the community response to HIV in Botswana: A cost estimate of the USAID ASSIST community-based improvement intervention

Against the background of Government of Botswana’s expansion of ART under its Treat All strategy launched in June 2016, ASSIST was asked to support expansion of the availability of quality HIV services through the active involvement of...

Cost-effectiveness of an intervention to improve integration of maternal and child HIV services in Ruvuma Region, Tanzania

USAID is supporting provision of services to people with HIV or those at substantive risk of acquiring it in Tanzania through the PEPFAR program (1). To succeed in addressing the UNAIDS goal of having 90% of people with HIV knowing their...

Analysis of ASSIST program activities for improving the quality of services for PMTCT, 90-90-90 targets, and malaria in Uganda

In the last year of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project in Uganda, from October 2017 to Dec 2018, ASSIST oriented five USAID implementing partners and their coaches on quality improvement concepts...

Evaluation of a point-of-care HIV testing improvement intervention in Kenya

Obtaining and delivering accurate results from HIV rapid test kits is an important component of addressing the first element of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 strategy. There are several reports of a high proportion of inaccurate results achieved...

Évaluation de la qualité des données des indicateurs d’amélioration du projet ASSIST de l’USAID en Côte d’Ivoire

Les données représentent une composante essentielle de l’approche de l’amélioration de la qualité car elles guident les décisions des EAQ. L’objectif de cette évaluation était de déterminer la qualité des données du projet ASSIST de l’...

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