The global HIV and TB epidemics have placed enormous burdens upon already overstretched health care workers (HCWs) and poorly resourced health care facilities in sub-Saharan Africa. The rapid emergence of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) and its association with hospital-based outbreaks have highlighted the role that health care facilities inadvertently may play in TB transmission and the vital importance of good TB infection prevention and control (IPC) practices.
Join us for an exciting event that will discuss Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programming in the PEPFAR 3.0 landscape. This event will provide an opportunity to learn from and dialogue with U.S. Government OVC program stakeholders and OVC program implementers on the roll out of PEPFAR 3.0, implications for OVC programming, and learning to date.
Empowering communities and frontline health workers to use quality improvement (QI) methods to achieve better antenatal and intrapartum care, the USAID ASSIST Project supported a community QI team in Mewat, Haryana. The team observed that fewer than 20 percent of pregnant women in Salaheri village had institutional deliveries due to rumours that male doctors delivered babies and staff did not treat patients well. The QI team addressed these issues during regular home visits by frontline workers, leading to some improvement.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 08:00 to Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 05:00
As part of the “Introduction to Quality Improvement” training course implemented by the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Dr. Maina Boucar will lead this webinar on October 21, 2015 on the experience and lessons learned from applying collaborative improvement methods to human resources management in Niger. Dr. Boucar will present on a collaborative improvement intervention implemented from 2009-2011 with regional, district and facility level teams in Tahoua Region of Niger that sought to improve the management of human resources in order to improve clinical care. Throughout this process, health worker teams and their supervisors worked to implement the performance cycle within the context of the clinical areas they had selected. Job descriptions were developed as they relate to the maternity goals, feedback was provided within the context of the performance in question, and data was collected monthly on how well they were doing against the clinical indicators on which they focused. Health workers and their supervisors collected the indicator data, and managers reviewed and spot-checked those data.