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ICAP’s CQUIN Project Expands Network and Resources

May 23, 2017

Differentiated care is a patient-centered approach that is redefining the delivery of HIV prevention and treatment services. ICAP’s HIV Coverage, Quality, and Impact Network supports ministries of health and their partners in sub-Saharan Africa to exchange and co-create knowledge about scaling up differentiated care, enabling more people living with HIV to access high-quality treatment.

The CQUIN network has recently expanded to include nine countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In addition, the new CQUIN website provides an important resource for knowledge exchange and joint work. “The CQUIN network is growing and deepening,” said Dr. Miriam Rabkin, ICAP’s director of health system strategies and principal investigator for CQUIN. “In addition to workshops, meetings, and study tours, the network provides a wealth of online resources, including webinars, an electronic journal club, and now a new and dynamic website.”

The website includes summaries of network member activities and progress, as well as the latest CQUIN news and events. While it primarily serves as an information hub for network members, it’s also an informative tool for those seeking an overview of differentiated service delivery and the most recent developments in the field. Visitors can sign up for the monthly project newsletter, which gathers the most engaging content on the project, and access contact information for leadership and subject-matter experts throughout the site. Interactive resources and learning opportunities—such as expert panels, discussion forums, and other digital media—are expected to become available as the network grows.

“The heart of a learning network is its participants,” noted Rabkin. “As the network continues to grow, we are confident that the combination of online and in-person exchange will enable countries and communities to learn together how best to scale up HIV services to achieve quality, coverage, and impact.”