Technical Resources

Resources are listed below. Click on the file name in the Download column to download the document.

Chronic Care
HCI chronic care in East Africa HCI chronic care in East Africa
Published: Sep., 2011
By USAID/HCI project (www.hciproject.org/improvement_topics/HIVAIDS)

This report, "Building on the successes of HIV and TB programs to improve care for non-communicable diseases in Uganda," describes the assistance that the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) is providing the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) to change the way care is provided to people living with chronic conditions. HCI is promoting the use of the chronic care model, an evidence-based set of principles for improving chronic condition care that has been endorsed by the WHO.

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Chronic care design meeting Chronic care design meeting
Published: March, 2011
By USAID/HCI project (www.hciproject.org/improvement_topics/HIVAIDS)

As a result of the meeting, the Ugandan MOH resolved to adopt a high-level and comprehensive commitment to improving its health care system.  Activities and results of this meeting are described in the document, including extensive tables in the annexes listing recommendations from participants for improving health care services for patients with chronic conditions in Africa.

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Facility-Community Linkages
Psychosocial support groups in ART programmes Mental health and HIV/AIDS – Psychosocial support groups in ART programmes
Published: 2005
By World Health Organization (WHO) (www.who.int/hiv/pub/en/)

The document was a contribution from the Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence to the WHO 3 by 5 Initiative.  It is not a finalized product, but rather a working tool, to be adapted and improved as needed.

Download: PDF icon Support groups in ART programmes
Health Management Information Systems (HMIS)
HMIS – Health unit procedure manual HMIS – Health unit procedure manual
Published: August, 2010
By Ministry of Health

This HMIS manual was developed following program-specific and stakeholder consultations across the country. It includes revised and harmonized data collection tools to facilitate uniform reporting, formulation of policies, strategic planning, and monitoring and evaluation.

Download: PDF icon Procedure manual
Health Facility-level Indicators for Monitoring the National HIV/AIDS Antiretroviral Therapy Programme in Uganda Health Facility-level Indicators for Monitoring the National HIV/AIDS Antiretroviral Therapy Programme in Uganda
Published: October 2007
By Ministry of Health

This set of indicators is to be used by all stakeholders implementing the ART Programme in Uganda. The Ministry of Health strongly appeals to all partners to make use of these indicators to easy monitoring of the programme and documentation of ART implementation.

Download: PDF icon Indicators for monitoring a National ART Programme
HIV Care and Treatment
HIV treatment and care in resource-constrained environments: Challenges for the next decade HIV treatment and care in resource-constrained environments: Challenges for the next decade
Published: 22 August 2012
By JIAS (www.jiasociety.org)

This paper underlines several key challenges in HIV care in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).  Challenges include ensuring long-term financing, increasing ART coverage, decreasing early mortality on antiretroviral therapy (ART), moving on from WHO 2006 to WHO 2010 guidelines, reducing lost-to-follow-up rates, managing successful ART over the long-term, and coping with unforeseen events.

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ART as prevention (TASP) of HIV and TB ART as prevention (TASP) of HIV and TB
Published: June, 2012
By World Health Organization (WHO) (www.who.int/hiv/pub/en)

TASP needs to be considered a key element of combination HIV prevention and a major part of the solution to ending the HIV epidemic. In the short- and medium-term, while countries are concentrating their efforts on scaling up treatment according to the eligibility criteria recommended by WHO, it is expected that they will concurrently identify opportunities to maximize the use of TASP.

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WHO logo Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of combination ART for PMTCT of HIV in Uganda
Published: 2011
By World Health Organization (WHO)

In the present study, mathematical models were used to evaluate: (i) the cost-effectiveness of ART for PMTCT in Uganda relative to that of other antiretroviral strategies for PMTCT; (ii) the implications of lifelong ART for eligible women from the standpoint of health economics; and (iii) the cost-effectiveness of increasing access to ART for PMTCT.

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Integrated approach to HIV prevention, care and treatment: IMAI and IMCI tools Integrated approach to HIV prevention, care and treatment: IMAI and IMCI tools
Published: June, 2007
By World Health Organization (WHO) (www.who.int/hiv/pub/en/)

Establishing a bi-directional link between health facilities and community services is a crucial aspect of the integrated management of adolescent and adult illnesses (IMAI) approach. This document includes IMAI and integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI) tools (guidelines, training, management and patient-self-management material) as well as a comprehensive guide for IMAI implementation.

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Laboratory Strengthening
WHO SLIPTA checklist 2012 WHO SLIPTA checklist 2012

By World Health Organization (WHO) (www.who.int/hiv/pub/en/)

In accordance with WHO’s core functions of setting standards and building institutional capacity, WHO-AFRO has established the Stepwise Laboratory (Quality) Improvement Process Towards Accreditation (SLIPTA) to strengthen laboratory systems of its member states. The SLIPTA is a framework for improving quality of public health laboratories in developing countries to achieve ISO 15189 standards.

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HIV self-testing among health workers HIV self-testing among health workers
Published: 2011
By World Health Organization (WHO) (www.who.int/hiv/pub/en/)

This paper examines the issues of self-testing among health workers in sub-Saharan Africa, where high levels of interest and motivation for self-testing among health workers has been reported and informal self-testing already practiced. This document also contains a review of the literature and discussion of current practices, issues and options for increasing access to HIV testing in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT)
EMTCT will require major improvements in maternal and child health services EMTCT will require major improvements in maternal and child health services
Published: 2012
By Health Affairs

The authors modeled how access to maternal and child health services and the effective delivery of interventions would affect efforts to eliminate HIV transmission during pregnancy and after childbirth in low- and middle-income countries.

Download: PDF icon EMTCT, maternal and child health services
Global plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 Global plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015
Published: 2011
By UNAIDS (www.unaids.org/en/)

Launched at the 2011 United Nations High Level Meeting on AIDS, the Global Plan will make significant strides towards eliminating new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive.

Download: PDF icon Global plan EMTCT by 2015
Quality Improvement (QI)
Health sector QI framework and strategic plan Health sector QI framework and strategic plan
Published: December, 2011
By Ministry of Health

This document provides a common framework for all public and private health institutions, partners and stakeholders to coordinate, plan, mobilize resources for, implement, monitor, and evaluate quality improvement initiatives in Uganda.

Download: PDF icon Health sector QI framework and strategic plan
Quality assurance monograph Quality assurance monograph
Published: 2001
By Quality Assurance Project (www.hciproject.org/improvement_topics?HIVAIDS)

This monograph represents an update on QI methodology, which incorporates the most recent thinking on how to implement improvement. It describes several major advances, outlines the principles and frameworks underlying modern quality improvement in healthcare, describes the spectrum that covers the range of QI methods, and details the methodology for improvement in four approaches.

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The improvement collaborative The improvement collaborative
Published: June 2008
By USAID/HCI project (www.hciproject.org/improvement_topics/HIVAIDS)

This report describes the improvement collaborative approach as adapted by the USAID-funded Quality Assurance Project and HCI Project. The paper draws on the lessons learned in implementing over 35 improvement collaborative in 14 developing and middle-income countries. It describes 7 essential features for the successful implementation of an improvement collaborative.

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Tuberculosis and HIV
Guidelines for intensified TB case-finding and isoniazid preventive therapy for PLWH in resource-constrained settings Guidelines for intensified TB case-finding and isoniazid preventive therapy for PLWH in resource-constrained settings
Published: 2011
By World Health Organization (WHO) (www.who.int/hiv/pub/en/)

Tuberculosis (TB) is responsible for more than a quarter of deaths in people living with HIV.  In response to dual epidemics of HIV and TB, the WHO has recommended 12 collaborative TB/HIV activities as part of core HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment services. These new guidelines include recommendations on simplified screening and isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) as a core component of HIV prevention and care.

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Manual of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme, 2nd Edition Manual of the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme, 2nd Edition
Published: 2010
By Ministry of Health

This manual was written to guide professionals at health facilities in the management of TB patients during this HIV era by promoting implementation of integrated services such that the dually-infected persons get comprehensive medical attention once they interface with the health system.  The manual is guided by the STOP TB strategy and the Global Plan to STOP TB and incorporates WHO recommendations on TB treatment regimens and monitoring.

Download: PDF icon Manual