Asia

A multi-faceted regional learning platform to support maternal, newborn and child health improvement efforts in the WHO South-East Asia Region

Sonali Vaid

Quality Improvement Consultant, WHO Collaborating Centre for Newborn Care at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

By: Dr. Sonali Vaid, Dr. Rajesh Mehta, Dr. Ashok Deorari, and Dr. K. Aparna Sharma

Improving Care of Mothers and Babies: A guide for improvement teams

This guide describes a simple approach through which health care providers and improvement teams can plan, test, implement, continuously assess, refine, and sustain interventions to improve care of mothers and babies. The guide can be used...

Effectively Linking Communities and Facilities in Assam, India

Problem: The state of Assam is located in the northeastern corner of India and has a population of 31 million people, of which 87% reside in rural areas. This state is home to countless vulnerable children, many of whom are born with...

IMPROVING ACCESS TO HEPATITIS PREVENTION AND CARE IN SINDH PAKISTAN

Problem: PROBLEM: National Picture Pakistan is a country of 170 million people where Viral Hepatitis has emerged as a significant public health problem. Various small research studies suggested that Viral Hepatitis in Pakistan has been on...

Qualitative Process Evaluation of the Implementation and Evolution of Community-Based Quality Improvement for EONC | Afghanistan

The HCI community collaborative in Kunduz province aimed to improve quality of services, access and coverage; to strengthen health system-community linkages; and to strengthen community health worker human resource support. Due to security...

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...

Validity of Patient Data Records in Maternal and Newborn Health Facilities | Afghanistan

Continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts in health care often rely on quality improvement (QI) teams performing self-assessments of compliance with standards of care. This is often the most efficient method of data collection for...

Evaluating the Spread of the Maternal and Newborn Health Care Collaborative to Bamyan, Herat, and Parwan Provinces in Afghanistan

Maternal and neonatal mortality are high in Afghanistan; estimated at 460 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births and 45 neonatal deaths per 1000 live births (WHO, 2012). Decades of conflict have negatively impacted Afghanistan’s health...

Daily diary analysis – An approach to strengthen information system at grass root level

Problem: This improvement report refers to the period July -2007 Facilities which implemented HIV AIDS program for children were the subject of the report. The facilities were NGO (Non-Government Organization) implementing Pediatric HIV...

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