Impact of a Horizontal Approach in Vertical Program: The Experience of AIDSRelief Ethiopia in Strengthening Laboratory Diagnostic Capacity
AIDSRelief Ethiopia supported six health facility laboratories in providing essential HIV services with the goal of strengthening the overall laboratory capacity. Laboratory Quality Improvement Tools (LQITs) were created for rapid identification of service gaps. Based on assessment findings, AIDSRelief adopted a multi-faceted strategy to improve laboratory performance in these areas: systems support, infrastructure and material support, and human resource capacity support.
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