The USAID funded Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project supports the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen sustainable and innovative approaches for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) service delivery at select public healthcare facilities.

The project’s goal is to support Government of Uganda efforts to build and maintain an effective, sustainable health system to improve health outcomes, particularly for those vulnerable to and infected with HIV.

90-90-90 Strategy

To achieve the first target, USAID SUSTAIN promotes the use of targeted HIV testing services to increase identification of HIV positive clients and link them to appropriate prevention, care and treatment services.

To achieve the second target, USAID/SUSTAIN uses the test and treat approach to close the gap between clients in care and those on antiretroviral therapy.

To support the third target, USAID/SUSTAIN focuses on early warning indicators of treatment failure during the ongoing project quarterly mentorships and performance reviews, including prescribing practice, lost to follow-up, client retention in care, appointment keeping and appropriate regimen availability.

USAID/SUSTAIN follows UNAIDS three-part 90-90-90 strategy adopted by the Uganda Ministry of Health in 2014 to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.