PMTCT/eMTCT

Using QI to strengthen the system of care for patients with HIV/AIDS in Niassa province, Mozambique

This improvement story was provided by Nilufar Rakhmanova of FHI 360. Problem In Cuamba Rural Hospital, staff identified problems with the uptake of PMTCT services, specifically low rates of: pregnant women receiving HIV counseling and...

Gender Integration in Quality Improvement: Activities and lessons learned from the USAID ASSIST Project

USAID ASSIST Senior Gender Technical Advisor, Dr. Taroub Harb Faramand, MD, MPH, and President of WI-HER LLC (Women Influencing Health, Education and Rule of Law), will lead a presentation on gender integration through the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project at USAID.

Dr. Taroub Harb Faramand, MD, MPH, President of WI-HER LLC

This presentation will describe how the USAID ASSIST Project integrates gender by incorporating modern improvement techniques to identify and overcome gender-related issues and barriers to achieve better outcomes for women, men, boys and girls.  The presentation will focus specifically on gender integration activities in the Safe male circumcision (SMC), Non-communicable diseases, and in PMTCT programming.  It will describe gender integration planning methods and will also discuss the use of sex-disaggregated data for improvement and illustrate how to move from analysis to intervention through stories from the field. The presentation will also share relevant tools developed for the USAID ASSIST Project which have aided the project to integrate gender and track progress, such as multi-facility and multi-region improvement databases for collecting and analyzing sex-disaggregated data. We will also share lessons learned and examples of what does not work.

Implementing the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS) Initiative in Uganda: Retention of Mother-Baby Pairs in Kisoro District Hospital

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U. S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS), Kisoro District Hospital in Uganda is...

Retention in Care of HIV-exposed Mother-baby Pairs in Kenya

With support from the American people and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Vipingo Health Centre in Kilifi County, Kenya improved retention of mother-baby pairs from 14% to 57% between April and August 2013,...

Strengthening Community Systems to Increase Uptake and Retention of PMTCT Services in Tanzania

Various factors influence poor uptake and retention of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services. Decisions to seek PMTCT care, adhere to treatment, and return for care are complicated and influenced by factors...

Improving quality of HIV services and health worker performance in Tandahimba District, Tanzania: An evaluation

The USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) and Tanzania’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) implemented an improvement collaborative aimed at improving the quality of HIV services and health worker performance in 12 health...

Tanzania | Manyara PMTCT/RCH Integration Improvement Collaborative

Date improvement activities began: October, 2011 Aims/objectives: To improve PMTCT services in Reproductive and Child Health Clinics (RCH) through service integration Implementation package/interventions: Changes implemented include the...

Improving the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in South Africa

With more people living with HIV than in any other country in the world, South Africa has made noteworthy progress in improving services to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV.The nation has achieved almost 90% PMTCT...

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...

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