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.

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...

Prevalence of protective tetanus antibodies and immunological response following tetanus toxoid vaccination among men seeking medical circumcision services in Uganda

Tetanus infection associated with men who had male circumcision has been reported in East Africa, suggesting a need for tetanus toxoid-containing vaccines (TTCV). This paper sought to determine the prevalence of tetanus toxoid antibodies...

USAID ASSIST Project Annual Performance Monitoring Report FY18

University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed six years of implementation of theUSAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the sixth Annual Performance Monitoring Report...

Collaborative approach to improving the quality of voluntary medical male circumcision services in five districts of Lesotho

The USAID ASSIST Project provides continuous quality improvement (CQI) technical support to six voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) sites in five districts of Lesotho. CQI baseline assessments were conducted at the six sites in...

Improving Access to HIV Testing and Treatment Services for Vulnerable Children and their Caregivers in Uganda

In October 2015, following the PEPFAR guidance to improve integration of HIV and OVC care programs for improved outcomes for children and their caregivers, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project set...

Leading health care improvement: What leaders need to know to act. Lessons from East and West Africa


Wednesday, September 12th, 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET (Washington, D.C.)

On Wednesday, September 12 we hosted the final webinar of our ASSIST Legacy Webinar Series.