A mother in Mali is monitored for 24 hours after delivery and assessed using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist to reduce dangerous delivery complications. Photo by Lazare Coulibaly, URC.
Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Health practitioners in Guatemala use the Zika Counseling Guide and job aids to provide patient-centered family planning and antenatal counseling that addresses the new Zika context.Photo by Karen Orellana, URC.
Nicaraguan universities train faculty to promote gender equity and detect and respond appropriately to students experiencing gender-based violence. Photo by Ivonne Gomez, URC.
Health Workforce Development
Midwives in Tahoua, Niger improved care and productivity through team-based performance management. Photo by Lauren Crigler, Initiatives Inc.
Village health team members in Uganda discuss strategies to improve maternal and newborn health within the community. Photo by Mary Nasibere, URC.
Interactive role-playing with mothers groups in Pakistan to increase awareness about injection safety. Photo by Dr. Arshad Altaf, Bridge Consultants.
Vulnerable Children & Families
In Nigeria, USAID ASSIST is supporting the scale-up of national standards for vulnerable children programming in seven core service areas. Photo by URC Nigeria.
HIV and AIDS
Expert patients in Morogoro, Tanzania role-play to practice counseling other patients with HIV self-management. Photo by Suzanne Gaudreault, URC.
Please join Dr. Emmanuel Njeuhmeli of the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS for an introduction to the newly launched online Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Toolkit and discussion on how the toolkit can support improvement in VMMC program performance. The webinar will feature two speakers and a panel discussion.
At Palabek-kal Health Center IV in Northern Uganda, 40% of the children and adolescents (2-19 years old) in care have a high (non-suppressed) viral load. A.D (Initials of her name), an 8 year old, has been on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) since June 2013. She is an orphan who lost both her parents to HIV/AIDS at a tender age of 3 years, and is being taken care of by her 60 year old maternal grandfather. In May 2016, following a viral load test, A.D.’s results, at 3,427 copies/ml of blood, confirmed a high viral load.
On Monday, May 22, 2017, maternal health organizations will join forces online to raise awareness and mark the first World Preeclampsia Day. Preeclampsia and eclampsia are a serious complication women can develop during pregnancy. Despite being easily treatable, it remains the second leading cause of maternal deaths. Eclampsia means "lighting" in Greek. Be prepared before lightning strikes.
USAID ASSIST: Making care better to improve outcomes in USAID-assisted countries. Strengthening health and social systems. Advancing the frontier of improvement science. Finding and contributing ideas for how to improve care, achieve better outcomes, and measure results.