Publications

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New Treatment Centers Close Gaps Between Diagnosis and Care for Patients with Multi-drug Resistant TB New Treatment Centers Close Gaps Between Diagnosis and Care for Patients with Multi-drug Resistant TB
Published: November 2016 By USAID/SUSTAIN

When the USAID Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (USAID/SUSTAIN) project started supporting the establishment of MDR- TB treatment centers at six hospitals in April 2013, health workers saw a sign of hope for their anxious patients. The treatment centers were strategically positioned to serve the populations in the Western, Central, Eastern and Northern regions.

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Engaging Youths in the Provision of Adolescent Friendly Healthcare Services Engaging Youths in the Provision of Adolescent Friendly Healthcare Services
Published: November 2016 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Adolescents make a window in programming that has been neglected for some time. Many times services are available for the children (pediatric services) and adults, but not for adolescents—a missed age bracket, between 10 and 19 years of age. The USAID-funded Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (USAID/SUSTAIN) project targets this age group, providing social services and empowering them to become actors for social change.

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Technical Brief: HIV Care and Treatment
Published: September 2016 By SUSTAIN

This technical brief explores how USAID/SUSTAIN has supported the delivery of quality HIV care and treatment services in its supported facilities in Uganda over the last six years.

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Technical Brief: Laboratory Services
Published: August 2016 By SUSTAIN

This technical brief explores how USAID/SUSTAIN has improved the quality of laboratory services in its supported facilities in Uganda over the last six years.

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Technical Brief: Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
Published: September 2016 By SUSTAIN

This technical brief explores how USAID/SUSTAIN has established a continuum of care in the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in its supported facilities in Uganda over the last six years.

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Technical Brief: Human Resources for Health
Published: June 2016 By SUSTAIN

This technical brief explores how USAID/SUSTAIN has been addressing human resource requirements for sustainable and quality HIV care and treatment in its supported facilities in Uganda over the last six years.

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Technical Brief: Supply Chain Management
Published: June 2016 By SUSTAIN

This technical brief explores how USAID/SUSTAIN has been engaging public healthcare facilities to improve supply chain management systems in Uganda over the last six years.

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Technical Brief: Health Management Information Systems
Published: June 2016 By SUSTAIN

This technical brief explores how USAID/SUSTAIN has been strengthening Uganda's health management information systems at its supported facilities over the last six years.

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Technical Brief: HIV and Nutrition
Published: August 2016 By SUSTAIN

This technical brief explores how USAID/SUSTAIN has been integrating nutrition assessment, counseling and support into routine HIV service delivery in its supported facilities in Uganda over the last six years.

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Technical Brief: HIV and Tuberculosis
Published: June 2016 By SUSTAIN

This technical brief explores how USAID/SUSTAIN has been improving systems for the delivery of quality tuberculosis control services in its supported facilities in Uganda over the last six years.

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Technical Brief: Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC)
Published: June 2016 By SUSTAIN

This technical brief explores how USAID/SUSTAIN has been supporting the delivery of VMMC for HIV prevention in its supported facilities in Uganda over the last six years.

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Technical Brief: HIV Testing and Counseling
Published: July 2016 By SUSTAIN

This technical brief explores how USAID/SUSTAIN has been increasing access to and delivery of HIV testing and counseling services in its supported facilities in Uganda over the last six years.

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Poster Presentation: Improving Delivery and Quality of VMMC Services at 14 Public Hospitals in Uganda
Published: August 2016 By USAID/SUSTAIN

The SUSTAIN project was invited to give six poster presentations at the end of August at the Uganda National Conference on Quality Improvement. This poster explains the quality improvement activities that SUSTAIN conducted to improve the delivery and quality of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) at 14 public hospitals in Uganda.

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Poster Presentation: Improving Sputum Follow-up Among TB Patients on Treatment at Moroto RRH
Published: August 2016 By USAID/SUSTAIN

The SUSTAIN project was invited to give six poster presentations at the end of August at the Uganda National Conference on Quality Improvement.  This poster explains the continuous quality improvement activities that contributed to the improvement of sputum follow-up among tuberculosis (TB) patients on TB treatment at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital (RRH). 

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Poster Presentation: Improving Medical Equipment Maintenance through Strengthening Workshops in Uganda
Published: August 2016 By USAID/SUSTAIN

The SUSTAIN project was invited to give six poster presentations at the end of August at the Uganda National Conference on Quality Improvement.  This poster explains the SUSTAIN's activities around strengthening regional medical equipment maintenance workshops in order to improve medical equipment maintenance in supported facilities in Uganda.

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Poster Presentation: Reducing Client Waiting time at Lira RRH HIV Clinic
Published: August 2016 By USAID/SUSTAIN

The SUSTAIN project was invited to give six poster presentations at the end of August at the Uganda National Conference on Quality Improvement.  This poster explains the multiple approaches SUSTAIN uses to reduce client waiting time at the HIV Clinic at Lira Regional Referral Hospital (RRH).

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Poster Presentation: Leveraging QI Approaches to Improve Follow-up of Safe Male Circumcision
Published: August 2016 By USAID/SUSTAIN

The SUSTAIN project was invited to give six poster presentations at the end of August at the Uganda National Conference on Quality Improvement. This poster explains the quality improvement activities SUSTAIN conducted to improve the proportion of clients returning for follow-up within 48 hours after receiving voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC).

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Poster Presentation: Improving Retention Rates of HIV Clients in Hoima RRH
Published: August 2016 By USAID/SUSTAIN

The SUSTAIN project was invited to give six poster presentations at the end of August at the Uganda National Conference on Quality Improvement.  This poster explains the multiple approaches SUSTAIN uses at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital to improve antiretroviral therapy retention among HIV-positive clients.

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Arua Regional Referral Hospital Profile Arua Regional Referral Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Arua Regional Referral Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services.

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Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital Profile Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services.

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Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Profile Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Gulu Regional Referral Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services.

Download: PDF icon HospitalProf_Gulu_FINAL.pdf
Hoima Regional Referral Hospital Profile Hoima Regional Referral Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Hoima Regional Referral Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services.

Download: PDF icon HospitalProf_Hoima_FINAL.pdf
Jinja Regional Referral Hospital Profile Jinja Regional Referral Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Jinja Regional Referral Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services.

Download: PDF icon HospitalProf_Jinja_FINAL.pdf
Kaabong General Hospital Profile Kaabong General Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Kaabong General Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services.

Download: PDF icon HospitalProf_Kaabong_FINAL.pdf
Kabale Regional Referral Hospital Profile Kabale Regional Referral Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Kabale Regional Referral Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services.

Download: PDF icon HospitalProf_Kabale_FINAL.pdf
Kawolo General Hospital Profile Kawolo General Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Kawolo General Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services.

Download: PDF icon HospitalProf_Kawolo_FINAL.pdf
Lira Regional Referral Hospital Profile Lira Regional Referral Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Lira Regional Referral Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services.

Download: PDF icon HospitalProf_Lira_FINAL.pdf
Mbale Regional Referral Hospital Profile Mbale Regional Referral Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Mbale Regional Referral Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services. The hospital also serves as the regional center for referral and management of MDR-TB.

Download: PDF icon HospitalProf_Mbale_FINAL.pdf
Moroto Regional Referral Hospital Profile Moroto Regional Referral Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Moroto Regional Referral Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services.

Download: PDF icon HospitalProf_Moroto_FINAL.pdf
Mubende Regional Referral Hospital Profile Mubende Regional Referral Hospital Profile Mubende Regional Referral Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Mubende Regional Referral Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services.

Download: PDF icon HospitalProf_Mubende_FINAL.pdf
Soroti Regional Referral Hospital Profile Soroti Regional Referral Hospital Profile
Published: November 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

Soroti Regional Referral Hospital is one of 13 hospitals that USAID/SUSTAIN supports in Uganda. The hospital provides services in voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, HIV testing and counseling, care and treatment, and TB/HIV and laboratory services.

Download: PDF icon HospitalProf_Soroti_FINAL.pdf
Poster Presentation: Establishing Adolescent-friendly Support Groups for Youths Living with HIV/AIDS Poster Presentation: Establishing Adolescent-friendly Support Groups for Youths Living with HIV/AIDS
Published: October 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

The SUSTAIN project was invited to give three poster presentations at the end of October at the first ever National Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child. This poster explains the use of support groups to provide a platform for adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, with examples at Jinja and Soroti Hospitals.

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Poster Presentation: Growth Monitoring and Promotion to Prevent Malnutrition Among HIV Exposed Infants Poster Presentation: Growth Monitoring and Promotion to Prevent Malnutrition Among HIV Exposed Infants
Published: October 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

The SUSTAIN project was invited to give three poster presentations at the end of October at the first ever National Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child. This poster explains the impact of growth monitoring and promotion of breastfeeding and nutrition on HIV-exposed infants across the project catchment area.

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Poster Presentation: Establishing Adolescent Corners Increases Uptake of Health Services Poster Presentation: Establishing Adolescent Corners Increases Uptake of Health Services
Published: October 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

The SUSTAIN project was invited to give three poster presentations at the end of October at the first ever National Forum on the State of the Ugandan Child. This poster explains the use of adolescent corners to increase the use of HIV services at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital.

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HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Flier HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Flier
Published: February 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

According to the Millennium Development Goals Report for Uganda 2013,  Uganda is on course to achieve the national target of providing antiretroviral drugs to 80% of those in need by 2015.

Download: http://sustainuganda.org/sites/sustainuganda.org/files/Care%20and%20Treatment%20... PDF icon Care and treatment flier document
Nutrition snapshot image Nutrition Snapshot
Published: February 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

According to the 2010 Analysis of Nutrition Situation in Uganda report, 20-25% of adults started on antiretroviral therapy (ART) are moderately or severely malnourished, while 30-40% of malnourished children are HIV-infected. The USAID/SUSTAIN project supports the Uganda Ministry of Health to implement the Nutrition Assessment, Counselling and Support (NACS) model at 13 public healthcare facilities.

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New treatment sites for drug-resistant tuberculosis bring services closer to people New treatment sites for drug-resistant tuberculosis bring services closer to people
Published: January 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN

According to 2013 WHO report, there are inadequacies in TB case management for multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB)—notably, gaps between the number of cases detected and the number of patients started on second-line TB treatment. In Uganda, a survey conducted in 2010 estimated the prevalence of MDR-TB at 12.1% among previously treated patients and a 1.3% among new patients. But why are there emerging cases of DR-TB?

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Investing in processes to improve retention of HIV-positive clients in care Investing in processes to improve retention of HIV-positive clients in care: Experience from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital
Published: January 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN
Despite the growing availability of HIV care and treatment services in Uganda, significant barriers to retention (continuous engagement of HIV-positive clients in appropriate medical care) continue to affect client treatment outcomes. Since 2010, healthcare facilities supported by the USAID Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project have been battling to improve retention of clients in care. Clients default on treatment regularly due to various reasons, such as lack of transport,
unplanned travels (common for business men and women), failure to disclose sera status to a partner and sickness.
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Waste management in VMMC settings Waste segregation and management practices in voluntary medical male circumcision settings
Published: January 2015 By USAID/SUSTAIN
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) has become an increasingly known biomedical intervention for reducing transmission of HIV in 2010 when Uganda begun implementation following guidelines from the World Health Organisation. This saw an increase in demand for VMMC services which generated high quantities of hazardous waste arising from single-use disposable items during surgical procedures.
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Engaging males in reproductive health Engaging males in reproductive health, including preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Published: November 2014 By USAID/SUSTAIN

It is 9:00 in the morning and an announcement rings out in the corridors of Mbale Regional Referral Hospital Antenatal Care (ANC) Clinic: “If you have not come with your husband, please call and ask him to come. If he is unable now, come with him next time.” The announcement was made by Sr. Helen Okwii, the ANC Clinic In-charge

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