Success Stories

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Driving Change for Tuberculosis Screening Through Quality Improvement
Published: March 2018

When the USAID/SUSTAIN project started supporting Akokoro HC III in Oct 2017, they worked with the local council and Sub-County Representative, District Health Management Team (including the TB and Leprosy Supervisor), Beach Management Committee, and facility In-charge to discuss health service delivery including offering improved TB services at the facility. Building on the achievements of the USAID/ASSIST project, the district, local council and sub-county teams were re-activated to continue sensitizing the community; by organizing village meetings to discuss TB signs, symptoms and how the infection spreads.

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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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Christine and her HIV-free children receive care at Moroto RRH Overcoming Adversity: Christine’s Story
Published: May, 2017

Christine is HIV positive; despite her status, she has delivered three negative babies. The community which had at one time labeled her a walking coffin, has now recognized her as one of their own upon realizing that the battle against HIV&AIDS can be won.

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Improving Nutrition Assessment and Treatment at 13-supported Healthcare Facilities Improving Nutrition Assessment and Treatment at 13-supported Healthcare Facilities
Published: October 2014 By USAID/SUSTAIN
Uganda’s burden of malnutrition is currently estimated at 20-25% among adults initiated on anti-retroviral therapy (ART), 30-40% for HIV-infected children1, and 5% for children below 5 years2. Because malnutrition can impair healing, increase the possibility of infections and reduce one’s productivity if not managed, it remains a serious danger for people living with HIV/AIDS.
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Establishing mother-baby care points Establishing mother-baby care points: A strategy to increase retention of HIV-infected pregnant and lactating mothers and their infants in care
Published: October 2014 By USAID/SUSTAIN
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) consists of more than simply giving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) to an HIV-positive mother. It calls for an appropriate treatment and care plan to ensure adherence on medication for mothers living with HIV.
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Improving Client Appointment-keeping at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital Improving Client Appointment-keeping at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital (RRH)
Published: October 2014 By USAID/SUSTAIN
Effective HIV care requires clients to adhere to regular appointments for drug refills, clinical and laboratory, as well as ART adherence monitoring. But all too frequently, clients fail to observe their scheduled appointments, often due to the time, cost and inconvenience of travelling to and waiting at the clinic.
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Increasing demand for HTC in Gulu Meeting the Demand for HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC) Services at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital
Published: October 2014 By USAID/SUSTAIN
Like other regional referral hospitals (RRHs), Gulu RRH is a high volume healthcare facility with a shortage of service providers. Clients arrive as early as 7:00am and often wait for 2-3 hours before they are attended to by clinicians. As one walks through the hospital gate, the queue of patients at the main Out-patient Department waiting area is striking. Long queues like this one are a familiar sight at other Out-patient clinics within the hospital as the day unfolds. Early risers manage to get seats on the wooden benches while the rest lean against the metal poles for support or sit across the verandas as they wait their turn to be attended to.
Download: PDF icon Success story on demand for HTC services in Gulu