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Perspectives – Dr. Rose Nyirenda on Using Evidence to Inform the Future of HIV Service Delivery

July 27, 2018

Rose Kolola Nyirenda, PhD(c), is the director of the HIV Treatment Unit at the Malawi Ministry of Health, where she provides policy direction for biomedical interventions for HIV-related programs, including programs implemented by governments and other partners, such as local and international organizations. Ms. Nyirenda spoke to us about the delicate balance of implementing novel

Why Do Fewer Men Choose Community-Based HIV Treatment Models? Zimbabwe Study Reveals Complexities Related to Male Engagement

July 26, 2018

In response to a request from Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care, CQUIN supported a study exploring barriers and facilitators to male engagement in community ART refill groups (CARGs). We sat down to talk with Joanne Mantell, Ph.D., one of the study co-investigators, about the preliminary findings, and how they might influence HIV service delivery in Zimbabwe and beyond.

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