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Strengthening District Health System and HIV Service Delivery Outcomes in Mozambique: Findings from the CHASS-SMT Project

Denise Jacobson, Jorge Ugaz, Daniel Lee, Carmeliza Soares da Costa Rosario, and Marcelo Castrillo; presented by Daniel Lee
International Conference on AIDS and STI's in Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe


July 7, 2016
The Government of Mozambique’s Acceleration plan decentralizes ART services to increase coverage to at least 80% by 2015. As ART is expanded to PHC Facilities (HF), District Health Directorates (SDSMAS) have a critical role. Significant challenges need to be overcome to ensure SDSMAS are capable of effectively managing HIV service delivery. USAID’s Clinical HIV/AIDS Services Strengthening Project in Sofala, Manica, and Tete (CHASS-SMT) developed an innovative “graduation path” strategy to strengthen district health systems by developing, implementing, and evaluating improvement action plans, and tracking results against MoH standards. 

The presentation looks to answer: what is the relationship between health system strengthening interventions and HIV service delivery outcomes?