Africa, Sub-Saharan

Lessons on national and international use of metrics to improve health systems

This presentation was given by Amy Stern, Senior QI Advisor on HCI, at the 28th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care, Ltd. (ISQua), which took place in Hong Kong, China from September 14-17, 2011...

Feasibility of Using Quality Criteria to Monitor and Improve the Quality of HIV Services

This short report describes assistance that the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) is providing to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) to develop...

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES ON MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION IN 16 AIDSRelief PARTNER FACILITIES: SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES

Problem: AIDSRelief consortium (AR) supports health facilities in Nigeria to rapidly scale up and deliver life-saving antiretroviral therapy. With challenges impeding best outcomes, AR continually identifies for improvement, factors...

Evaluation of the Spread from Niger to Mali of better care practices for essential obstetric and neonatal care and the implementation of collaborative improvement

T he USAID Health Care Improvement has demonstrated the efficiency of the dissemination of improved care practices to new regions within a country or health care system. However, while the spread within a country has been studied, there is...

Evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis of a quality improvement collaborative approach for the testing and management of eclampsia /pre-eclampsia cases in Mali

An evaluation of the USAID Healthcare Improvement (HCI) Project summarizing the results of collaborative improvement in 12 countries by over 1300 teams during 1998-2008 has shown that teams were able to achieve large increases in...

Improving access to HIV testing and other basic health services in rural areas of Malawi through mobile clinics

Problem: Malawi struggles to provide health care to citizens living in remote rural areas where villages may be 15 km or more from health centers that provide HIV testing and other basic services. The goal of this project was to provide...

COMPLETE INTEGRATION OF TB ASSESSMENT IN HIV/AIDS CARE AT BUSESA HC IV

Problem: Background to the problem addressed Busesa is a government rural Health Centre IV located in Iganga district offering a range of in and out-patient services ranging from MCH, TB, HCT, HIV prevention and treatment services...

The Story of establishing an HIV/AIDS clinic in Tiriri HC IV, Soroti district in Uganda

Problem: In the year 2008, we started seeing HIV+ clients in Tiriri Health Centre (HC) who had been diagnosed through voluntary HIV Counseling and Testing. This presented a problem because the HIV clinic was not established at the facility...

Lessons in providing quality assurance for HIV rapid testing in Malawi

Problem: Malawi is a landlocked country in Southern Africa with a population estimated to be around 14million (NSO, 2008). According to the Antiretroviral Treatment program quarterly report (2009) about 200 000people are tested every three...

HIV/ AIDS improvement at Nyenga clinic

Problem: Before 2007 we had no proper system-patient flow and we could work from morning up to sun set. Some of the problems we faced: 1) cultural influence; the community relates sickness especially HIV/AIDS to witch craft; 2) sensitizing...

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