Sarah Byakika and Rahma Kubaiza Kirunda

About the Fellow:

Sarah was the District Health Officer (DHO) of Jinja district by the time of the Fellowship and her counterpart Rahma was the district records officer of the same district.

Project title: Increasing number of eligible clients initiated on anti-Retroviral therapy in Bugembe HC IV Jinja district

Project description:

Sarah and Rahma worked on a project that led to increase in the number of eligible clients for ART in Bugembe Health Centre IV from 26.7% to 75%. The change came as a result of introducing countermeasures which included training in Logistic Management Information System and ART adherence counseling, establishment of two HIV clinic days, institutionalization of the appointment system. Between January and April 2009 all (34/34) eligible clients were initiated on ART and a functional CQI team was established at Bugembe HC IV.

Note: A full report of the project can be obtained from SPH-CDC on request or directly from the Fellows