World AIDS Day 2015: USAID ASSIST Project Investigates Keys to Engaged Health Workers

"...[A]s countries strive to achieve more with less, what activities and approaches will best support and enable increased utilization of the existing health workforce to deliver and sustain quality HIV/AIDS services?" Sarah Smith Lunsford, Senior Improvement Advisor, Research & Evaluation, USAID ASSIST/EnCompass LLC, writes in her ASSIST blog post for World AIDS Day.

With support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), USAID ASSIST undertook a mixed methods study to explore the factors that contribute to an engaged health care worker providing HIV care in Tanzania. The project found four characteristics associated with health worker engagement and identified three factors that influence that engagement. Read the full blog post, "Achieving better HIV care with engaged health care workers," on the USAID ASSIST website.

A healthcare worker shows mothers how to position infants when breastfeeding during a postnatal health talk. Iringa region, Tanzania. URC 2013
A healthcare worker shows mothers how to position infants when breastfeeding during a postnatal health talk. Iringa region, Tanzania. URC 2013
Date 
December 01, 2015
Authors 
Communications Team
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