Health Systems Strengthening

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Partnership for HIV-Free Survival Program Brief

Technical Briefs

EGPAF partnered with several organizations to develop strengthen the provision of maternal, newborn and child health, as well as nutrition, and ensure the high quality of health programs in Tanzania.

 

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QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (QI)-FOCUSED STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR SUPPORTING DISTRICTS AND SITES 2016-2017

Program Tools

The purpose of this SOP document is to provide District Focal Persons in Zimbabwe with guidelines on procedures for QI coaching including:

Preparation for QM/QI coaching activities for HIV care and treatment services; Identification of health care service gaps and challenges; Conducting QM/QI coaching activities; and Provision of effective feedback and follow-up of recommendations and action plans.
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Criteria for Identification of Poorly-performing Districts in line with EMTCT Pre-validation Requirements and the Accelerated Action Plan for Nationwide Scale-up of Infant, Pediatric and Adolescent ART (AAP)

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Provision of Technical Assistance to the Development and Implementation of National Quality Improvement/Quality Management Coach Certification Processes and Standards

Program Tools

This document details EGPAF-Zimbabwe’s provision of technical assistance to national trainings and certification of QI/QM trainers/coaches. Included in this document are the QI/QM training agenda, draft minimum certification standards, and post-training report.

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Strengthening Health Systems for a Sustainable HIV Response in Tanzania

Technical Briefs

Strong health systems are critical for achieving the global goal of ending the AIDS epidemic, including ending HIV/AIDS in children. This brief describes the approach of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) to building the capacity of and strengthening the health system in Tanzania, enabling it to support high-quality, cost-effective, accessible HIV services and to increase the number of people accessing those services.

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Timing of initiation of antiretroviral therapy and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Journal Articles

By Uthman, Nachega, Anderson, Kanters, Mills, Renaud, Essajee, Doherty, Mofenson

Although lifelong combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) is recommended for all individuals with HIV, few data exist for pregnancy outcomes associated with ART initiation before conception. This study assesses adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with ART initiated before conception compared with that of ART started after conception.

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Opportunities and challenges in conducting secondary analysis of HIV programmes using data from routine health information systems and personal health information

Journal Articles

By Gloyd, Wagenaar, Woelk, Kalibala

Analyses focused on retrospective case reviews of four of the HIV-related studies published in this JIAS supplement. We identify specific opportunities and challenges with respect to the secondary analysis of RHIS and PHI data.

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Cote d'Ivoire Annual Report 2014

Technical Briefs

This report describes work accomplished under two CDC awards throughout 2014, Project Djidja and Project Keneya, which both strive to ensure access to prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and HIV care and treatment services, while promoting local ownership and sustainability of this work in Cote d'Ivoire.

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Reaching Orphans and Vulnerable Children with Care and Support Services in Côte d’Ivoire: Experience from Project Keneya

Technical Briefs

This technical brief looks at approaches to reach orphans and vulnerable children with care and support services, engage people living with HIV, and build the capacity of local community-based organizations in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Strengthening Antiretroviral Treatment for Women and Children in Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health Services

Technical Briefs

This brief outlines the approach EGPAF developed and implemented to improve PMTCT and HIV care and treatment service delivery. The approach involved galvanized support from the Ministry of Health and partners and resulted in improved capacity to deliver HIV-specific health services to a wider population in Zimbabwe.

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