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Strong Lab Services Critical for the Scale-Up of Differentiated Service Delivery

March 29, 2018

In late 2017, the African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) launched the Laboratory Community of Practice (LabCoP) initiative to support lab systems strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa. Its initial focus will be on scaling up HIV viral load monitoring to achieve epidemic control. We spoke with Charles Kiyaga, MSc.; Pascale Ondoa, MD, PhD, MSc; and Legese A. Mekuria, PhD, MSc, MPH, about the crucial role that lab services play in bringing DSD to scale.

Coverage, Quality, and Impact of Differentiated Service Delivery: CQUIN at One Year

March 5, 2018

Video: Partnering to Advance Differentiated Service Delivery Maputo, Mozambique—The HIV Coverage, Quality, and Impact Network (CQUIN) held its annual meeting from February 13-15 in Maputo, Mozambique. Representatives from ministries of health in nine CQUIN countries gathered, along with implementing partners, donors, civil society, and UN agencies, to review lessons from the first year of CQUIN,

Swaziland Leverages Lessons from CQUIN Partner Countries to Accelerate and Improve DSD Scale-up

March 4, 2018

Swaziland has taken a proactive approach to scaling up differentiated service delivery (DSD). Since joining the HIV Coverage, Quality, and Impact Network (CQUIN) in 2016, the Ministry of Health has established systems for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of DSD models; participated in the network’s first south-to-south learning visit; and bolstered their monitoring and evaluation

Perspectives on Differentiated Service Delivery – Dr. Nomthi Lukhele: “CQUIN Helps Us Keep an Open Mind”

January 30, 2018

Dr. Nomthandazo “Nomthi” Lukhele is the National ART Coordinator for Swaziland’s National AIDS Programme (SNAP) at the country’s Ministry of Health. Dr. Lukhele spoke with us about how differentiated service delivery (DSD) is changing the HIV care and treatment landscape in Swaziland, and about CQUIN’s role in helping SNAP explore new approaches to one of their top priorities: monitoring and evaluation (M&E).