MSH to Lead HIV/Tuberculosis Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program in Uganda
CAMBRIDGE, MA (MAY 19, 2008) — Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been selected to lead the District-based HIV/Tuberculosis (TB) Program in Uganda, focusing on the prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/TB in health facilities and communities located in the eastern region of the country.
USAID recently selected MSH to lead the five-year, $63 million program in hopes of decreasing HIV/TB rates in the region and support the expanded application of Lot Quality Assurance Surveys (LQAS) at the national level. The LQAS is a health monitoring tool that provides the government of Uganda with evidence-based capacity to manage health programs and services. In support of Uganda’s Health Sector Strategic Plan and National Strategic Plan for HIV & AIDS, MSH and its partners will work with the Uganda Ministry of Health to strengthen health systems at the district hospital, health center, and community levels.
MSH’s rich history in Uganda includes programs based in leadership and management, pharmaceutical management, child health, and family planning and reproductive health. In fact, MSH was also recently awarded the Uganda Reproductive Health/Family Planning and Child Survival Services Project (RH/FPCS), a performance-based financing program aimed to strengthen national health systems and deliver quality, integrated RH/FP and CS services to more people.
The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU), Joint Clinical Research Center (JCRC), and National Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (NACWOLA) will join MSH as subcontractors in the District-based HIV/TB Program. The Liverpool Associates in Tropical Health (LATH) will collaborate with MSH to build Uganda’s capacity to use the LQAS measurement tool.