Applying Quality Improvement Approaches to Reduce Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission and Improve Health and Nutrition Care in Five Countries

Stern AF, Ismail A, Karamagi E, et al. Applying quality improvement approaches to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission and improve health and nutrition care in five countries: Lessons from the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (JIAPAC). 2019 Jan. doi: 10.1177/2325958219847458.

This article describes the application of quality improvement (QI) methods, as part of the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS), to support governments and facility staff in five African countries in reducing maternal-to-child transmission of HIV. The PHFS intervention changed practices in health facilities and contributed to changes made in national policy that were a direct result of what was shown to be effective in improving care for mothers and their infants.

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