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.

Developing quality participatory pharmacy practice for children living with HIV/AIDS in Mbeya,Tanzania

Problem: Sub-Saharan Africa takes up a large share of population comprising people living with HIV/AIDS globally and studies have shown that Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 90% of children living with HIV/AIDS [i] . United Republic of...

Improving Exposed Infant Diagnosis at Ishaka Adventist Hospital-HIV Clinic,Bushenyi,Uganda

Problem: In June 2011, the facility realized that there was no properly established system of identifying and referring exposed infants for DNA-PCR testing. Some of the main problems included the following: it was difficult to determine...

TASK SHIFTING for Rapid Scale up of Treatment of HIV/AIDS

Problem: Treatment and counseling of HIV positives were limited to doctors and nurses respectively in Ethiopia. In addition, the entire HIV/AIDS intervention package was only limited to prevention until 2005. As a result, twenty five years...

Improving Coverage, Retention and Clinical Outcomes of HIV patients in Uganda using Continuous Quality Improvement

Since November 2009, the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) has been supporting 96 health facilities across Uganda to improve the quality of HIV care services by applying improvement methods that enable sites to rapidly test...

Task Shifting in HIV/AIDS Service Delivery: An Exploratory Study of Expert Patients in Uganda

Uganda has both limited resources and an increased demand for health services due to the chronic care required to maintain antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA). Over the past several years in Uganda, many health...

Tanzania | Morogoro ART/PMTCT Improvement Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: May, 2009 Aims/objectives: To increase the quality of HIV/AIDS health care services, including PMTCT and ART services through building the capacity of regional and district teams and ART/PMTCT providers...

Health facility factors associated with improvements in the quality of HIV/AIDS care at health facilities in Uganda

Several factors are associated with HIV patient enrollment, retention in ART care and treatment outcomes. These factors can broadly be categorized into patient and health facility factors. To improve the quality of HIV care services at...

Tanzania | Mtwara ART/PMTCT Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: May, 2009 Aims/objectives: To increase the quality of HIV/AIDS health care services, including PMTCT and ART services through building the capacity of regional and district teams and ART/PMTCT providers...

Guatemala | ProCONE Community Demonstration Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: September, 2009 Date of end of collaborative: January, 2010 Aims/objectives: The overall aim of the ProCone collaborative is to Reduce Maternal and Neonatal Mortality (ProCONE): The community component of...

Tanzania | Lindi ART/PMTCT Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: November, 2009 Aims/objectives: To increase the quality of HIV/AIDS health care services, including PMTCT and ART services through building the capacity of regional and district teams and ART/PMTCT...

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