Funded by: US Agency for International Development
Project Duration: 2007-2012
Countries: TanzaniaGeographic Focus:
National level and regions of Tanga, Morogoro, Mtwara, Iringa, Lindi, Kilimanjaro, Shinyanga, Mbeya, Pwani, and Manyara
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, National HIV/AIDS Control Program, Department of Social Welfare, PharmAccess Foundation, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Family Health International, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, AIDS Alliance, Clinton Health Access Initiative, EngenderHealth, PACT, The Balm in Gilead, The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, World Education, Inc., Africare, Save the Children, Pathfinder, and Catholic Relief Services
With PEPFAR funding through USAID Tanzania, URC supported the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) through the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) in managing a national quality improvement (QI) program for antiretroviral therapy (ART), pediatric AIDS care, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), and care for the country’s most vulnerable children (MVC).
HCI built the QI capacity of regional and council (district) health management teams and their partners using demonstrations and intentional scale-up strategies. The project supported the NACP and other key implementing partners to develop and roll out national standard operating procedures (SOP) for the home-based care program. The project also supported PMTCT partners and MOHSW’s Reproductive and Child Health department in scaling up infant-feeding counseling training to enable women to practice breastfeeding safely and to increase the survival rate of HIV-free infants.
In addition, HCI provided support to the national MVC Program and Task Force to implement a set of MVC service standards and to measure processes and results to improve the quality and equity of services. The project conducted operational research studies to document program outcomes and strengthen knowledge management.
Note: LTFU means lost to follow-up; CTC means care and treatment center.
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