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Entries in HIV treatment (18)

Monday
Dec162013

AIDSRelief Final Report: Providing Treatment, Restoring Hope

AIDSRelief Final Report: Providing Treatment, Restoring Hope   

When the first PEPFAR programs launched in 2004, many people did not believe it was possible to deliver high-quality, sustainable HIV treatment in low-resource settings.

Over the next nine years, AIDSRelief and other PEPFAR partners exceeded all expectations, delivering HIV care and treatment to more than 700,000 people in 10 countries, including nearly 400,000 who enrolled on antiretroviral therapy.

This final report on AIDSRelief outlines key outcomes and lessons learned. It describes approaches and methods that contributed to the initiative's success.

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Thursday
Aug022012

Room to Breathe: Four Steps to Reducing the Spread of Airborne Tuberculosis Infection

This case study describes a promising practice for reducing tuberculosis-HIV co-infection. The approach introduces practical, sustainable control measures to prevent tuberculosis infection at antiretroviral treatment sites.

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Thursday
Aug022012

Reducing Stigma Among Health Care Providers: Improving HIV Treatment and Care in North East India

To foster greater acceptance of people living with HIV, a partner of Catholic Relief Services in North East India instituted both a staff training program and complementary changes in its management approach. As a result, health staff's attitudes changed, stigma declined and the quality of care improved in treatment facilities.

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Tuesday
Jun262012

AIDSRelief Nigeria: Strengthening Local Health Networks for Sustainable HIV Care and Treatment

From 2004 to 2012, AIDSRelief Nigeria provided HIV care and treatment to more than 100,000 people through a network of 34 health facilities. During that time, nearly every program activity emphasized strengthening health systems. This new case study outlines AIDSRelief’s contributions to strengthening health systems for HIV services in Nigeria.

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Monday
May142012

The AIDSRelief Zambia Partnership: Transitioning to the Churches Health Association of Zambia

This case study – the third in a series – documents transition of the AIDSRelief antiretroviral treatment program to the Churches Health Association of Zambia. It is hoped that the case studies will assist other implementers as they embark on the road to transition.

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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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Monday
Feb272012

Getting to Zero: Diverse Methods for Male Involvement in HIV Care and Treatment

This case study documents AIDSRelief strategies for increasing male involvement in HIV care and treatment.  Strategies, employed in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Nigeria, included: (1) conducting a gender analysis of the program (2) promoting support groups for men (3) strengthening couples’-based interventions (4) involving men in antenatal care and PMTCT services. 

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Monday
Nov282011

The AIDSRelief Rwanda Partnership

Transitioning to the Ministry of Health

This case study documents the transition of AIDSRelief responsibility for overall management of a large antiretroviral treatment program to the Rwanda Ministry of Health. It is hoped that the Rwanda case study will contribute to the learning of other countries, working in AIDSRelief or other programs, as they embark on the road to transition.

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Thursday
May192011

Food by Prescription Pilot Project in Zambia

This pilot had two strategic objectives: to provide quality care and assistance to people whose lives are at risk because of malnutrition, and to promote community based initiatives to improve the nutritional status of its members. Clients received Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and/or High Energy Protein Supplement (HEPS) in three settings: antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinics, hospices and home-based care (HBC) programs.

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Tuesday
May172011

Food by Prescription Pilot in Zambia: Summary of Pilot Implementation and Results

The Food by Prescription (FBP) model "medicalizes" food by distributing it to clients in small daily "doses" which are dispensed in health facility and community settings.

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