IDI supports ART Differentiated Service Delivery Models in an effort to improve client retention in care

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To support the continuous assessment and tracking of medicine supply chain management, the Ministry of Health (MOH) with support from Uganda Health Supply Chain (UHSC) project established a system known as Support Supervision Performance Assessment and Recognition Strategy (SPARS). As an implementing Partner, IDI is mandated to support the MOH Medicine Management Supervisors (MMS) to execute the health facility assessments across Masindi and Kiryandongo districts using the SPARS tool.

As such, in an effort to strengthen health systems service delivery in the region and effectively implement the aforementioned activity, on Wednesday June 28, 2017 in Masindi town, IDI, with funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) procured and handed over motorbikes for five District MMS’ across the two districts. CDC Uganda was represented by Dr Donna Kabatesi while IDI was represented by Dr Alex Muganzi.  The disricts of Kiryandongo and Masindi were represented by the District LC5 chairpersons, CAOs and DHOs. The motorbikes will also be used to support the ART Differentiated Service Delivery Models (DSDM) for Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in which ARVs are delivered at community based sites to reduce on the distance clients travel to access ART services at health facilities as such offsetting transport costs for clients and bringing ARVs closer to the HIV positive stable clients in their communities. This, in turn increases access to ART thereby improving client retention in care.