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.

Sustainability of the Effectiveness of a PMTCT Counselor Training Program during National Scale-up | Tanzania

This study evaluated whether a PMTCT Infant Feeding Counseling Program that includes training of counselors, facility supervisors and facility staff, counselor job aids, and mother take-home brochures was fully implemented in program...

Effects of participating in collaborative improvement on the quality of HIV/AIDS care in facilities in Cote d’Ivoire: a comparison of intervention and control sites

Collaborative improvement is one approach being used in many countries to improve prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) and treatment with anti-retroviral therapy (ART) services. Collaborative improvement consists of a network...

Using Collaborative Improvement to Achieve Quality Care for Vulnerable Children in Ethiopia

Date improvement activities began: March, 2008 Date of end of collaborative: February, 2009 Aims/objectives: Ethiopia has been greatly impacted by the devastating effects of HIV and AIDS. Estimates indicate that Ethiopia has over five...

A Rapid Evaluation of the Uganda MoH Training Program on the Use of HIV Patient Monitoring Tools

Due to the chronic nature of HIV/AIDS, accurate, up-to-date patient records are vital to ensuring that HIV/AIDS patients receive quality care. Recognizing this, the Uganda Ministry of Health (MoH) hasdeveloped a set of patient monitoring...

Evaluation of a Ministry of Health ART Training Workshop in Uganda

In the fall of 2009, Family Health International (FHI), in collaboration with University Research Co., LLC (URC) and the Uganda (MOH) conducted an evaluation of an MOH training workshop on the patient management of ART took place on...

Uganda – Nutrition for PLHIV Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: April, 2009 Aims/objectives: The goal of the improvement activity is to improve the nutritional status of PLHIV in the NuLife-supported facilities. The specific objectives for Uganda which contribute to...

Uganda – Outcome Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: October, 2009 Aims/objectives: The overall objective of the outcome collaborative is to strengthen practices of documentation, analysis, utilization and sharing of data generated at facility level; and...

Uganda – Retention Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: October, 2009 Aims/objectives: The collaborative ensures that patients started on Antiretroviral Therapy remain in care at any one time. Retained patients are those known to be alive and are receiving ART...

Uganda – HIV/ART Coverage Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: October, 2009 Aims/objectives: Objectives • To increase number of clients accessing HIV/AIDS care • To increase number of clients accessing ART Processes of care to be focus on are: • HIV Counseling and...

Uganda | District Health Management Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: February, 2008 Date of end of collaborative: November, 2010 Aims/objectives: The overall goal of the District Collaborative is to: • Establish QI teams at the level of the District Health Management Teams...

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