Strengthening TB and AIDS Response – Eastern Region (STAR-E)
Country of Operation
- Management Sciences for Health (MSH)Not-for-profit
- Government of UgandaGovernment
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryStrengthening TB and AIDS Response–Eastern Region (STAR-E) project expands HIV & AIDS prevention, care and treatment activities in Eastern Uganda through a family-centered approach which involves the facility, the community, and the family, in delivering care and treatment services to AIDS patients.
1. Strengthen decentralized HIV/TB service delivery system, with emphasis on health centers and community outreaches. 2. Improve quality and efficiency of HIV/TB services within health facilities and community service organizations/ groups. 3. Strengthen networks and referrals systems to improve access to, coverage of and utilization of HIV/TB services. 4. Intensify demand generation activities for HIV/TB prevention, care and treatment service.
Key program components
STAR-E monitors and supports the planning, scheduling and application of the Lot Quality Assessment Survey (LQAS) methodology in districts. It supports aims to build projects and district capacities to capture data, analyze, disseminate, and use results to improve service performance. STAR-E LQAS also facilitates estimates of select indicators, from small supervision areas, to be aggregated and compiled for large area reporting and operations research. In addition it supports the application of LQAS across the entire country covering seven social sectors: HIV/AIDS, TB, Child Survival, Family planning and Reproductive Health, Malaria, Nutrition, OVC (Orphans and vulnerable children) and Education. This is done at the national and district level, and amongst USAID funded implementing partners supporting social services.