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.

Strategies to Increase Identification of HIV Positive Children: A Compilation of Successfully Tested Changes in Communities and Health Facilities in Uganda

Identifying and diagnosing children as HIV-infected is the first step in the continuum of pediatric care and treatment. As part of its contribution to the UNAIDS first 90 goal to have 90% of all HIV infected people diagnosed, the USAID...

USAID ASSIST Project Annual Performance Monitoring Report FY17

University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its partners have completed the fifth year of implementation of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project. This report is the tenth Semi-Annual Performance...

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...

Assessment of a quality improvement intervention to strengthen pharmaceutical human resources and improve availability and use of HIV medicines in Uganda

Inadequate medication dispensing and management by healthcare providers can contribute to poor outcomes among HIV-positive patients. Gaps in medication availability, often associated with pharmacy workforce shortages, are an important...

Sustaining Gains: Global Progress in HIV and the Road Ahead

Alison Lucas

Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

On December 1st, we commemorated World AIDS Day. In 1988, when World AIDS Day was established, I had two uncles with HIV, both of whom would go on to die of complications related to AIDS. At that time, there was no concept of living with HIV; HIV led to AIDS, and AIDS was a death sentence.

Mise en Œuvre du Collaboratif d’Amélioration de la Qualité en Côte d’Ivoire sur 60 Sites Pilotes

En Côte d’Ivoire la prévalence du VIH est de 3,7% et constitue une menace et un défi majeur de santé publique. La prise en charge des personnes vivants avec le VIH a atteint une couverture nationale mais la qualité des soins et services...

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...

SUSTAIN's Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Change Package

Since 2010, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working with Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MoH) to improve HIV and AIDS service delivery at select health facilities through the Strengthening Uganda’s...

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