Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Quality Assurance and Improvement in East and Southern Africa: Lessons for Other Countries and Programs
**Event Restricted to USAID Staff Only**
Please join Dr. James Heiby of the USAID Office of Health Systems and Dr. Emmanuel Njeuhmeli of the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS, together with headquarters, South Africa, and Uganda staff of the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project for a brown bag presentation and discussion on how External Quality Assurance (EQA), Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) approaches have closed quality gaps in VMMC service delivery, reduced adverse events, and achieved better patient outcomes.
Drawing on their experience supporting government and private sector providers and implementing partners to apply CQI in South Africa and Uganda, they will show results and explain the approach being applied with USAID ASSIST support in six East and Southern African countries.
The presentations will also address how tablet-based tools are increasing the efficiency of PEPFAR-led VMMC EQA and SIMS and are supporting rapid feedback and reporting. The discussion will highlight lessons from the rapid roll-out of CQI in this HIV prevention service to other priority services and programs.