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.

Integrating Palliative care in HIV chronic care clinic at Wabulungu HC III, Mayuge District

Problem: In June 2010 the USAID Health Care Improvement (HCI) project commenced the palliative collaborative in Mayuge district with a goal of supporting scale up of palliative care services in low resource setting and sustains quality...

A comprehensive approach for Quality Improvement of TB laboratory service in resource-limited settings

Problem: A multistep plan was designed in order to improve the quality of tuberculosis laboratory diagnosis among the 18 laboratories the Institute of Human Virology of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (IHV-UMSOM) is...

Lessons in providing quality assurance for HIV rapid testing in Malawi

Problem: Malawi is a landlocked country in Southern Africa with a population estimated to be around 14million (NSO, 2008). According to the Antiretroviral Treatment program quarterly report (2009) about 200 000people are tested every three...

RETENTION COLLABRATIVE IN HIV/AIDS CLIENTS

Problem: Failure of HIV/AIDS patients failing to Keep scheduled appointments. Intervention: Interviewed Patients. Introduced a group supply of drugs. Introduced a two month supply of drugs. Results: Over 90% of the patients were able to...

ENROLLMENT OF HIV POSITIVE CLIENTS IN TO CHRONIC CARE AT NAMAWANGA HCIII

Problem: Enrollment in to HIV Chronic care Namawanga HClll is located in lukhonje subcounty,bungokho south health sub district, Mbale local govrnment. the health facility serves apopulation of 35,514.with women in childbearing age...

HIV/ AIDS improvement at Nyenga clinic

Problem: Before 2007 we had no proper system-patient flow and we could work from morning up to sun set. Some of the problems we faced: 1) cultural influence; the community relates sickness especially HIV/AIDS to witch craft; 2) sensitizing...

Improving adherence of HIV/AIDS patients to ARVs in Tororo General Hospital, Eastern Uganda

Problem: In March 2005, Tororo General hospital in Eastern Uganda started providing ART services to eligible HIV/AIDS patients. By February 2006, 162 patients were registed for ART care. It was however observed that patients were not...

REDUCING CLENTS' CLINIC VISIT TIME AT NYENGA MOBILE HIV/AIDS CLINIC IN UGANDA

Problem: Initially clients used to turn up in big numbers making the clinic days heavy thus spending more hours waiting for a service. In turn, this could impart a heavy work load to the service providers which is a demotivation to both...

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