BETHI QI Learning Session

Blantyre District Health Office together with MaiKhanda Trust organized Blantyre Early HIV Treatment Initiative (BETHI) second Collaborative Learning session on 27 June 2018 at Hotel Victoria. BETHI was a quality improvement(QI) Collaborative designed to achieve the following;

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The Learning Session in progress
  1. Expand same-day ART initiation-proportion of HIV infected patients initiated on the same day and within 2-7 days of diagnosis
  2. Improve retention in care-proportion of HIV-infected patients on ART who received a viral load test
  3. Increase isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) uptake-proportion of patients newly diagnosed with HIV who are initiated on IPT
  4. Increase viral load monitoring and suppression among people living with HIV particularly those between 15-30 years of age- Proportion of patients on ART who received a viral load test result with a suppressedviral load (<1000 copies/mL)
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Participants sharing their learnings and experiences through poster presentations
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This project was being implemented in 29 health facilities in Blantyre namely; Bangwe H/C, Blantyre Adventist Hospital, Blantyre City Asssembly Clinic, Chavala H/C, Chichiri Prison Clinic, Chikowa H/C, Chileka H/C, Chilomoni H/C, Chimembe H/C, Chirimba H/C, Dziwe H/C, Kadidi H/C, Limbe H/C, Lirangwe H/C, Lundu H/C, Macro Blantyre, Madziabango H/C, Makata H/C Lunzu, Makhetha Clinic, MASM Medi Clinic Limbe, Mdeka H/C, Mlambe mission Hospital, Mpemba H/C, Mtengoumodzi Pvt hospital, Ndirande H/C, Queen Elizabeth Central hospital, South Lunzu Health Centre and Zingwangwa H/C.


Maikhanda Trust was implementing the BETHI project in partnership with Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Lighthouse Trust Blantyre District Health Office with funds from HEALTHQUAL-UCSF.


The learning session had drawn about 120 participants including HEALTHQUAL QI Technical Advisors, HIV Unit representatives, EGPAF, Lighthouse representatives and BT DHO staff.

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