What’s New in Scaling Up Continuous Quality Improvement for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
In this webinar from June 2016, Dr. Emmanuel Njeuhmeli of USAID's Office of HIV/AIDS and Dr. Donna Jacobs, Dr. John Byabagambi, and Dr. Joseph Kundy from the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project provided an update on how quality assurance and continuous quality improvement (CQI) approaches are contributing to closing quality gaps in VMMC service delivery, reducing adverse events, and achieving better patient outcomes in nine East and Southern African countries.
Dr. Jacobs gave an overview of how CQI has been integrated into VMMC programming in six countries and explained how tablet-based tools are increasing the efficiency of PEPFAR-led external quality assurance (EQA) and Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) visits in Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and Tanzania. She also provided an update on what tools and training are available to support programs in rolling out CQI.
Dr. Byabagambi showed how CQI has reduced adverse events and addressed other key implementation challenges and gaps identified through EQA, and Dr. Kundy shared how CQI is being introduced for early infant male circumcision (EIMC) services in one region of Tanzania to sustain quality VMMC services.
Dr. Kundy shared how CQI is being introduced for Early Infant Male Circumcision (EIMC) services in one region of Tanzania.