Retention in Care

Improving Antiretroviral Therapy Services in Tanzania Change Package

This document focuses on QI activities implemented to improve ART services in Tanzania during ASSIST from 2012 to 2017. At the project’s inception, performance gaps in the ART program were: low enrollment to HIV care, significant retention...

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...

SUSTAIN's HIV Care and Treatment 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...

Tanzania Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS) Implementation Experience and Change Package

Since September 2013, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project has been working with other USAID partners and UN agencies in Tanzania including EGPAF, Delloite – Tunajali, Baylor – Tanzania, JHPEIGO,...

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 Coverage in the HIV Continuum of Care Response: Tested Changes and Guidance from Uganda

Since April 2013, ASSIST worked with the MOH and implementing partners in Uganda through applying improvement methods to implement the HIV continuum of response (COR) across 41 districts. The HIV COR collaborative uses a model that...

Strengthening HIV linkage and retention through improved community/facility collaboration in Palla Road, Botswana

This ASSIST case study describes how the community improvement team in Palla Road village worked with facility staff to figure out how to leverage existing community platforms and resources to locate patients who were lost to follow-up (...

Empowering community groups to support access and retention in HIV care in Muheza, Tanzania

In early 2014, ASSIST, with support from PEPFAR, began the Community Linkages activity in five villages of Muheza District of Tanga Region in Tanzania, building on existing work at the facility level to increase retention in the HIV...

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