Pediatric HIV

Improving Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy in Tanzania

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project worked with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), implementing partners (IPs), Regional Health Management Teams...

Success story: All she needed was continuous engagement with the health facility to achieve HIV viral load suppression

Palabek-kal Health Center IV is one of the health facilities in Northern Uganda that the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems project (ASSIST) is supporting to achieve viral suppression for children and adolescents in...

Breastfeeding Seminar

Washington, DC

Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding in the Field

The TOPS Program, along with USAID Food for Peace, hosted a Breastfeeding Seminar that brought together those who provide technical assistance to USAID Food for Peace-funded programming in the field, along with other key stakeholders. Key objectives were to:

Improving the Identification of HIV-positive Children in Uganda: Tested changes and how they were implemented

The USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project is working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), districts, implementing partners, and health facilities in Uganda by applying improvement methods to improve HIV...

The role of Village Child Protection Committees to support vulnerable children with social services: A story from Katuba Village, Uganda

In Katuba village, a village child protection committee was formed to support vulnerable children in the community (mainly those affected and infected with HIV) to access social services. The village child protection committee and the...

Empowering Frontline Health Care Providers to Communicate Improvement Results

Joseph Kundy

Quality Improvement Adviser, Tanzania, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

In June 2015, USAID ASSIST supported the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) of Tanzania to conduct the first National Forum on Improving Pediatric and Youth AIDS Services. The forum brought together various stakeholders working in health sector to share knowledge and experiences in improving pediatric HIV and AIDS services. The forum was mainly intended to bring frontline health care providers to share how they managed to apply quality improvement techniques to attain particular results. 

USAID ASSIST has successfully coordinated the First Tanzania National Forum on Improving Pediatric and Youth AIDS Services

Delphina Ntangeki

Improvement Advisor, KM and Communications, Tanzania, USAID ASSIST Project/URC

In an attempt to raise the tempo and quality of efforts directed towards accelerating access to Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) to children, ASSIST Tanzania, along with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), PEPFAR, and implementing partners (IPs), organized the First National Forum on Improving Pediatric and Youth AIDS Services, a two-day conference that brought together about 260 participants from all walks of life to share experience and promising interventions in ensuring that children and youth receive quality ART care.

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