An Assessment of the Application of Quality Improvement Concepts by Health Care Workers Trained Under the AIDSFree Project in Zimbabwe

The goal of the AIDSFree Zimbabwe quality management/quality improvement (QM/QI) technical assistance activity was to use QI strategies to improve the survival and quality of life of HIV-positive persons through early identification, initiation, and retention on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Although the scope of work for the project was much broader, this assessment focuses on two key activities: creation of an enabling environment for QI; and building health care workers' (HCWs’) skills in QM/QI implementation.