Project SEARCH: End-of-Project Evaluation of Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU)
Uganda has been considered a success story in the global fight against HIV/AIDS for its effective approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU) serves as the hospice model for Africa, by providing culturally appropriate and affordable palliative care to people with HIV/AIDS living in sub-Saharan Africa.
Through Project SEARCH (Supporting Evaluation and Research to Combat HIV/AIDS), QED conducted the HAU End-of-Project Evaluation, providing technical expertise for improving palliative care service delivery throughout Uganda. The overall objective of the evaluation was to assess the effectiveness of HAU’s palliative care program and identify best practices and lessons learned.
Specific evaluation activities included:
- Examining how the HAU education program contributed to increasing the availability of palliative care services
- Assessing HAU approaches and strategies to ensure program sustainability
- Measuring HAU success in increasing access to and utilization of quality palliative care services
The goal of the Project SEARCH IQC, funded by PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), is to carry out research and evaluation to improve the coverage, quality, and effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs worldwide.