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.
In May 2016, Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital (KSCH) began using QI approaches to improve maternal and newborn care in their facility. This approach was very helpful for them in improving processes of care, and they achieved impressive results in outcomes in a short period of time.
Los servicios de anticoncepción, cuando son accesibles y de calidad, evitan que las mujeres con riesgo de tener Zika, que no deseen embarazarse, corran el riesgo de tener hijos con síndrome congénito fetal.
Este seminario web discutirá los retos y logros que viven los servicios de salud públicos de la Región de América Latina y el Caribe sobre la anticoncepción, con énfasis en la demanda en el contexto de la epidemia Zika, y las respuestas de los países y comunidad internacional.
Senior Communications Advisor, Bureau for Global Health, USAID
En su camino a la sala de partos, Ana Gómez descubrió que estaba infectada con el virus del Zika y que su hijo probablemente nacería con microcefalia. Ella no sabía lo que significaba esto, pero temía que su bebé no sobreviviera.
National Director, National Department of Health, South Africa
Circumcision can prevent thousands of HIV infections by 2030 at a relatively low cost, but the uptake has been slower than expected.
Arriving at a clinic in Johannesburg in April, Thabo Khoza* (23) was greeted by Nurse Lettie Tshabalala*. He informed her that he had heard about the benefits of voluntary medical male circumcision on the radio and from someone at work. He told the nurse he wanted to get circumcised because it would help him be more hygienic. One of his girlfriends had also insisted that "circumcised men are so much better in bed".
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.