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 {Photo credit: Samy Rakotoniaina/MSH}NMCP staff in the LDP+ orientation session with the ACCESS team (September 2019)Photo credit: Samy Rakotoniaina/MSH

Read this story in FrenchStrong leadership, management, and governance (LMG) is necessary at every level of the health system to ensure the effective implementation of accessible, affordable, and high quality service provision across the continuum of care. LMG includes overseeing functions such as human resources management, supply chain and equipment management, quality assurance (both clinical and non-clinical components of quality), referral systems, community engagement, data collection and use, and target setting, among others.

Do you have a bold idea on how to help the people of Uganda have more access to affordable, quality, essential, medicines and health supplies? If so, submit your idea(s) to Uganda’s first-ever Health Supply Chain Solutions Challenge, hosted by the newly launched Supply Chain Innovation Lab. Winners will work with our team of experts in Uganda’s supply chain innovation community to turn your idea into action. 

 {Photo credit: Megan Montgomery/MSH}Anna Mzeru, an Assistant Nursing Officer at Yombo Dispensary in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, at her dispensary’s HIV care and treatment clinic.Photo credit: Megan Montgomery/MSH

In 2019, to better assess how well health care facilities provide HIV/AIDS treatment, the Technical Support Services Project (TSSP) integrated HIV/AIDS indicators into the Star Rating Assessment (SRA) Tool. The SRA assesses service delivery of health care facilities and rates them on a scale of one to five stars. More stars correspond to better quality service. TSSP also supported the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MoH) in updating and digitizing the SRA tool to prepare for future rounds of health facility assessments, including dispensaries, health centers, and council hospitals.Funded by the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), TSSP worked with the MoH to support and strengthen the SRA tool system. MSH spoke with Salli Mwanasalli, DDS, TSSP Senior Technical Advisor, Quality Assurance and Improvement, and Dr. Talhiya Yahya, Head, Quality Management Subunit in the Health Quality Assurance Unit (HQAU), at MoH, about integrating HIV/AIDS service indicators into the SRA Tool and implementing the Android mobile app in Tanzania’s Coast and Mbeya regions.

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