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Entries in HIV general (17)

Friday
Apr202012

Achieving Sustainability in HIV Care and Treatment Programs Using the AIDSRelief Site Capacity Assessment (SCA) Tool: The Experience of AIDSRelief Ethiopia

The Site Capacity Assessment tool developed by AIDSRelief lists a set of indicators related to capacity in twelve program components that are critical to delivering quality care and treatment in a consistent and sustainable way. An initial SCA was conducted in February 2010 at St. Luke Hospital in Ethiopia.  This paper documents results and lessons learned.

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Thursday
Apr192012

Male Involvement in Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT) Program in Southwest Shoa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

As part of Continuous Quality Improvement, AIDSRelief Ethiopia identified low male involvement in prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs and decided to implement a Small Tests of Change approach designed to increase male testing. Strategies that were successful in increasing male partner testing included (1) educating providers of the importance of male partner involvement and its impacts on the mothers’ wellbeing and babies’ outcomes, (2)intensified use of partners “invitation cards” and (3) repeated requests for male partner testing at each health providers’ encounter with the mothers.

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Thursday
Apr192012

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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Thursday
Apr192012

A Sustainable Approach to Strengthening Continuity of HIV Care and Treatment Services by Linking Hospitals to Health Centers

Hospitals, health centers and community-level support need to be systematically linked to optimize patient outcomes through monitoring and prevention of loss to follow-up. AIDSRelief Ethiopia implemented its care delivery model that links hospitals, health centers and the community, at St. Luke hospital and its surrounding five government health centers. The model and lessons learned are documented here.

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Thursday
Apr192012

Fostering Integration of Data Demand and Information Use (DDIU) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in HIV Care and Treatment

AIDSRelief Ethiopia supported DDIU and CQI activities in six health facilities to assist them in taking ownership of their data and to analyze, share and use their data to drive decisions and quality improvement initiatives in all program areas. The DDIU and CQI approach and results are documented by AIDSRelief Ethiopia in this paper.

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Thursday
Apr192012

Community-Based Treatment Services (CBTS): The Ethiopia Experience

The AIDSRelief Care and Treatment Model incorporates Community-Based Treatment Services (CBTS) that provide the essential link between activities at the health facilities and those within the community. This paper documents the successes, challenges and lessons learned of AIDSRelief Ethiopia in providing CBTS to HIV patients through the mobilization of adherence case managers, adherence supporters and community volunteers.

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Friday
Aug262011

Health and HIV Global Strategy

This document outlines CRS' global strategy to strengthen local health systems and better meet the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable people.

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Friday
Jul082011

Supply Chain Management: Standard Operating Procedures

These procedures were designed to guide supply chain management for AIDSRelief programs. This document outlines product selection, forecasting and quantification, procurement planning and management, warehousing and inventory management, distribution, consumption, capacity building and policy research/analysis.

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Friday
Apr012011

AIDS Relief Supply Chain Manual 

This manual is a guide and training tool for staff at AIDSRelief local partner treatment facilities. It is intended to be used as a resource in maintaining supply chain management standards and in supporting continuous improvement of pharmaceutical systems at health facilities to ensure end-user satisfaction.

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Thursday
Jan132011

Health Systems Strengthening (HSS)

The Global Challenge

This brochure outlines CRS Health System Strengthening (HSS) approaches and strategies to achieve national and international health goals.

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Wednesday
Sep012010

Impact of We Stop AIDS Prevention Education Curriculum on People’s Behaviors in East Africa

This poster was presented at the 2010 International AIDS Conference.

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Monday
Aug162010

CRS OVC Programming: Making an Impact in Kenya

CRS' primary programming areas in Kenya include HIV and AIDS, water and sanitation, agriculture, microfinance, justice and peace building, emergency response and education.

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Monday
Aug162010

CRS OVC Programming: Making an Impact in Nigeria

CRS works in partnership with the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria and 11 archdioceses in eight states on a project called Scaling Up the Nigerian Faith-based Response to HIV and AIDS (SUN).

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Monday
Aug162010

CRS OVC Programming: Making an Impact in Uganda

CRS now focuses on helping Ugandan communities grow more food, increase incomes and improve overall health.

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Monday
Aug162010

CRS OVC Programming: Making an Impact in Zimbabwe

CRS and local partners are helping to improve the lives of 20,000 orphans and vulnerable children through services including antiretroviral therapy (ART), general health care, home care, school assistance, education, food security and psychosocial treatments.

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