Benin

Improving Health Care: The Results and Legacy of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project

This final report of the USAID Health Care Improvement Project (HCI) summarizes the key accomplishments and learning of this seven-year global technical assistance project of the USAID Office of Health Systems. Implemented from 2007-2014,...

Coaching as a Tool to Support Quality Improvement Teams

The purpose of this document is to describe the role of the coach, the installation and supervision of coaches, and the process of sustaining the culture of quality. The Integrated Family Health Project (Projet Intégré de Santé Familiale...

Collaborative Approach to Community-based Malaria Prevention in Benin

Date improvement activities began: April, 2007 Date of end of collaborative: June, 2009 Aims/objectives: The collaborative aims to contribute to the reduction of child and maternal mortality rates by improving behaviors related to the...

Results of Collaborative Improvement: Effects on Health Outcomes and Compliance with Evidence-based Standards in 27 Applications in 12 Countries

This paper summarizes 10 years of evidence of the effectiveness of collaborative improvement in improving health outcomes and compliance with health care standards. The collaborative improvement approach was designed by the Institute for...

Evaluation of Collaborative Improvement: Effects on Health Outcomes and Compliance with Evidence-based Standards in 27 Applications in 12 Countries

This paper analyzes the effectiveness of collaborative improvement in improving health outcomes and compliance with health care standards using data from over 1,300 teams of health care providers who participated in 27 improvement collaboratives supported by USAID from 1998-2008.

Improving maternal and newborn care counseling in Benin: Operations research on use of job aids and task shifting

The impact of counseling and the quality of services provided by both skilled and unskilled health care workers within government facilities in Zou/Collines, Benin was assessed both prior to and following the intervention trial. At both...

Safe Motherhood Studies—Results from Benin

Each year, more than 500,000 women worldwide die from complications related to childbirth. With good quality obstetric care, approximately 90 percent of these deaths could be averted. The assistance of a skilled birth attendant during...

Comparison of two methods for determining provider attendance during normal labor and delivery: results from Benin, Ecuador, Jamaica

The Quality Assurance Project (QAP) compared two data collection methods used to determine the number and type of providers who attended 245 obstetric cases in hospitals in Benin, Ecuador, Jamaica, and Rwanda. Each case was viewed as...

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